Everything You Know About SaaS Security Is Wrong

Archived Published: 07 June 2016 ID: G00299746


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SaaS buyers often waste time and opportunity trying to avoid security failures that never happen. If properly organized, security teams and IT procurement staff can help organizations take advantage of SaaS, while ensuring business goals for confidentiality, integrity and availability are addressed.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • The SaaS Customer Experience Is Affected by Service Provider Maturity
    • Identify and Control the Risks That Are Most Likely to Negatively Impact Your Use of SaaS
      • Sensitive Data Placed in Unapproved Services
      • Authorized Users Misusing Cloud-Based Data
      • Stolen Credentials
      • Unrecoverable Data Loss and Service Shutdown
      • Cloud Compromise ("Cloud Hacking")
    • Conclusion
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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