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2월 15, 2024 By JT Rakitan

Making the cloud the safest place to compute: Sumo Logic Cloud Infrastructure Security for AWS

Cloud Infrastructure Security for AWS

The landscape of cloud computing has evolved significantly over the years, transforming how businesses operate and innovate. This transformation has brought new challenges, especially in security. 

The growing adoption of cloud services, microservices architecture, and the shared responsibility model of cloud vendors has ushered in a need for robust security solutions that consolidate risk and threat data across cloud environments. Let’s explore the current state of cloud security, the challenges organizations face, and how Sumo Logic's Cloud Infrastructure Security for AWS can help address these concerns while delivering best-in-class time to value.

Why organizations move to the cloud

The motivations behind transitioning to the cloud are numerous and compelling. The benefits are clear, from enhancing efficiency and agility to mitigating business and regulatory risks. However, shifting to the cloud also brings unique security challenges, often underestimated. 

Businesses may need to fully realize their responsibility in securing their cloud infrastructure. The proliferation of SaaS applications within organizations has created a complex landscape for IT teams. Managing hundreds of apps, licenses, and compliance risks can be overwhelming. Productiv’s 2021 report reveals the scale of this challenge, emphasizing the need for streamlined solutions.

Sharing the burden

The role of security professionals has evolved alongside cloud computing. While many aspects of traditional enterprise security are your responsibility under the shared responsibility model, high-profile data breaches have become increasingly common and costly. The financial burden, including direct costs, fines, penalties, and the loss of business and reputation, is staggering. 

The Ponemon 2023 Data Breach report sheds light on the escalating costs of data breaches, specifically that breaches in the public cloud average $4.57 million, which is nominally higher than the global average of $4.45 million for all breaches. Moreover, it takes organizations 258 days to identify and contain a breach due to cloud configuration errors, resulting in nearly nine months of concentrated effort across security and DevOps to recover fully.

Cloud-based attacks are on the rise, focusing on small and medium businesses, as attackers automate their reconnaissance and attacks, leverage new categories of vulnerability, and take advantage of risks created by infrastructure complexity and high rates of change. Embedding security experts within development and operations teams is now a growing practice. 

Organizations are also seeking centralized security solutions to manage their cloud accounts effectively. Teams need ways to gather data from multiple assessments across many cloud accounts to comprehensively manage security control risks and threats in production.

Cloud Infrastructure Security for AWS

Enter Sumo Logic Cloud Infrastructure Security for AWS. This product offering allows cloud operations, security engineers and developers to comprehensively understand cloud risk, view active threats, surface misconfigurations and review suspicious activity in their AWS environment and take necessary remediation actions through automated playbooks. The result is a unified interface to drive DevSecOps awareness, collaboration and response at a new level. 

Our preview customers have resonated well with the ease of setup and the unification of security signals from Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Security Hub, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Web Activity Firewall and AWS Network Firewall into a single platform that facilitates visibility and faster remediation of security issues without the need for constant back-and-forth across siloed data and siloed teams. Moreover, the solution leverages log sources that customers may have already ingested into Sumo Logic. Advanced capabilities like AI-driven alerting reduce alert noise, while playbooks minimize incident resolution time. 

Sumo Logic's Cloud Infrastructure Security for AWS helps teams gain visibility into rapidly changing cloud environments to prevent security gaps and cloud risks that could make your AWS infrastructure a target for bad actors. Cloud Infrastructure Security for AWS centralizes security alerting, threat analysis, and suspicious activity to reveal and remediate potential attacks. Sumo Logic helps your teams, whether they are security, IT, or site reliability engineers, work together seamlessly to address security issues, regardless of their organizational location. 

Sumo Logic's flexible data tiering and credits licensing model optimizes costs while providing effective cloud security. No surprise overages mean you can protect your AWS cloud environment without breaking the bank.

Cloud Infrastructure Security for AWS offers a range of features and benefits, including:

  • Consolidate security signals across multiple accounts and regions with easy onboarding via an AWS CloudFormation template. The typical AWS customer uses at least two accounts, two regions, and 26 distinct AWS IaaS and PaaS services, making  “consolidation with a few clicks” a key to rapid time to value for customers who heavily leverage AWS. 
  • Pre-built dashboards curated from Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Security Hub, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Web Activity Firewall and AWS Network Firewall services, surfacing insights into cloud risk, active threats, misconfigurations and suspicious activity. Rather than consult multiple AWS native dashboards to piece together security posture, these dashboards consolidate insights into a single solution. 
  • Normalized entity data facilitates transitions between dashboards as part of investigative workflows. As developers can launch, configure, and manage different AWS services, enterprise-wide AWS usage can have inconsistent logging and entity references. 
  • 300+ security policy check findings ingested from AWS Security Hub into Sumo Logic so that developers can view them in one place with a simplified dashboard experience and begin to take appropriate actions to maintain a strong cloud security posture.
  • Built-in threat intelligence correlations on AWS CloudTrail logs for AWS IaaS and PaaS services, including S3 buckets. Threat intelligence helps identify access to AWS resources from malicious IP addresses.
  • Surface suspicious user/IAM/network activity using AI-driven anomaly detection. While threat detection capabilities from services like Amazon GuardDuty identify known threats, monitoring suspicious activity is essential to detect unknown, potential threats early. 
  • Curated saved searches developed by subject matter experts such as the Sumo Logic Security Operations Center team to serve as a starting point for threat investigation in your AWS environment. Many in-house security teams practice threat hunting in logs to proactively assess and address security weaknesses before hackers exploit them. 
  • Monitors crafted by subject matter experts such as the Sumo Logic SOC team (see screenshot below). Some monitors use our AI-driven alerting capabilities, which apply next-generation anomaly detection capabilities, and four have playbooks. Many of these monitors use the Sumo Logic Alert Grouping feature. Without Alert Grouping, for example, customers would have to create one monitor per Amazon GuardDuty finding, but with Alert Grouping, a single monitor will trigger separate alerts based on criteria such as the GuardDuty finding type. 
  • Pre-built playbooks that use the Sumo Logic Automation Service are made available for customers immediately, including handling Amazon GuardDuty findings, privilege escalation and EC2 access from malicious IPs. 
Introducing Cloud Infrastructure Security for AWS

Sumo Logic's Cloud Infrastructure Security for AWS stands out due to its:

  • Turnkey security analytics for essential AWS services.
  • Out-of-the-box dashboards, monitors, and workflows.
  • Detailed views into AWS infrastructure risks, misconfigurations, and threat activity.
  • Continuous updates and maintenance without downtime.
  • Secure platform with certifications and attestations.

In the ever-evolving world of cloud computing, security is paramount. Sumo Logic designed Cloud Infrastructure Security for AWS to meet organizations' unique challenges, offering a unified, comprehensive, and cost-effective solution. With this powerful tool, you can secure your AWS environments and mitigate threats effectively. 

Protect your cloud infrastructure and stay one step ahead of cybercriminals with Sumo Logic.

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J Rakitan

J Rakitan

JT Rakitan

Product Marketing Manager

Currently a Security Product Marketer at Sumo Logic, JT Rakitan began his marketing journey when he stole his Dad's tape recorder to capture his ideas for made-up advertisements. He has honed his skills in product, content, and multimedia marketing for over 10 years. With expertise across cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies and AI, he has been instrumental in driving product marketing processes at scale and optimizing cross-functional efficacy without playing "buzzword bingo." In other words, he gets @#!& done.

In addition to his professional endeavors, JT is an award-winning filmmaker, published photographer, and avid musician. In his (albeit limited) free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, preferably by a body of water, with good food, family, and friends.

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