Shift Left on Cloud Infrastructure Security
Shift Left with IaC Scanning and Remediation in Code
Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has rapidly gained popularity for its ability to automate the management and provisioning of IT infrastructure. The capability replaces manual processes with configuration files that contain easy to edit and distribute specifications. On the downside, IaC can inadvertently introduce risks stemming from human error or lack of attention to security policies and best practices. Read more about what IaC security is.
Can your organization ensure development speed while shifting left on essential security and compliance requirements? How do you enforce automated guardrails throughout the CI/CD development process and ensure no gaps exist across the entire development lifecycle?
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Shift left and Improve Security from Development to Deployment
Tenable IaC security can make a significant impact on the security of your CI/CD pipeline. It empowers developers to write secure code easily and saves time by minimizing the risk of errors, vulnerabilities, misconfigurations or incorrect default settings. All these security pitfalls can potentially expose sensitive data, intellectual property (IP) or trade secrets prior to deployment in production.
Using Tenable you can integrate and perform infrastructure and application security in the CI/CD pipeline:
Plug Security into Existing Development Tools
- Scan and detect misconfigurations and other risks in IaC to harden cloud infrastructure environments as part of the CI/CD pipeline
- Embed comprehensive cloud security checks in existing CI/CD processes by surfacing findings in native development tools, including Jenkins, BitBucket, CircleCI, GitHub and GitLab
Automate Remediation in Code
- Plug Tenable findings into existing workflows and auto-remediate directly with wizards
- Auto-assign alerts via ticketing systems (e.g., Jira or ServiceNow)
- Generate IaC snippets by integrating with source code repositories to add comments and suggested fixes to pull requests
Achieve Continuous Compliance in the IaC Process
- An agentless approach enables teams to gain and maintain compliance against industry standard regulations and benchmarks like PCI-DSS, CIS Benchmarks, SOC 2, PSD2, GDPR, NIST, HIPAA and more, as well as custom frameworks
- Audit and compliance teams can - as part of the IaC process – detect and mitigate gaps in policy guardrails, minimizing the risk of compliance failure
Comprehensive Cloud-Native Security
Tenable Cloud Security offers IaC scanning as part of its comprehensive Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) for AWS, Azure and GCP environments, integrating security and compliance automation from development to runtime. The platform provides continuous discovery across identities, infrastructure, workloads and data, visualizing, prioritizing and remediating cloud security and compliance risks from development to deployment. Tenable integrates into CI/CD pipelines for complete shift left security, and democratizes and accelerates organizational security efforts.
Tenable Cloud Security Benefits - IaC Scanning
Identify Misconfigurations & Compliance Violations in Code
Tenable Cloud Security enables developers to scan and detect misconfigurations and other risks in IaC to harden cloud infrastructure environments as part of the CI/CD pipeline.
Tenable lets you embed comprehensive cloud security checks – and surface findings – directly in native development tools including Jenkins, BitBucket, CircleCI, GitHub and GitLab. The upshot? Improved efficiency and secure code delivery for your developers.
Integrate Security into the Development Pipeline
Tenable Cloud Security streamlines security throughout the software development lifecycle by integrating security into workflows in DevOps tooling, such as Terraform and CloudFormation.
By combining context and risk prioritization, Tenable enables your developers to quickly evaluate critical security and compliance risk against industry standard benchmarks or custom policies, and course correct as needed.
Built-In Remediation in Code
Tenable Cloud Security helps mitigate cloud infrastructure misconfigurations and other risks through integration with ticketing, CI/CD pipelines and IaC.
Security and cloud infrastructure teams can plug Tenable findings into existing workflows and auto-remediate directly with wizards, auto assign alerts via ticketing systems (e.g., Jira or ServiceNow) or generate and integrate IaC snippets in source code repositories to add comments and suggested fixes to pull requests.
The agentless Tenable Cloud Security platform enables teams to maintain automated compliance against industry standard regulations and benchmarks like PCI-DSS, CIS Benchmarks, SOC 2, PSD2, GDPR, NIST, HIPAA, and more, as well as custom frameworks.
Leveraging Tenable, audit and compliance teams can - as part of the IaC process – detect gaps in policy guardrails, minimizing the risk of compliance failure.
Tenable Cloud Infrastructure Security Platform
Tenable Cloud Security reveals and prioritizes security gaps in AWS, Azure and GCP and enables organizations to remediate them immediately. The Tenable cloud native application protection platform (CNAPP) uses an identity-first approach to automate complex cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) and cloud security posture management (CSPM) operations. It unifies full asset discovery, deep risk analysis, runtime threat detection and compliance reporting, combined with pinpoint visualization and step-by-step guidance.