Cloud computing represents the most profound IT shift in decades, helping organizations across industries to transform every aspect of how they do business. But the cloud turned security on its head, creating entire new categories of risks and challenges that are straining security teams beyond their capacity. Organizations face a hard choice: Slow the pace of innovation in an increasingly competitive environment to allow security teams to keep up, or hire more security engineers at a time of bidding wars that are driving their annual compensation into the stratosphere.
Security has become the primary rate-limiting factor for how fast teams can go in the cloud and how agile and efficient organizations can become. Manual security reviews and approval processes slow down the delivery of the cloud infrastructure that application teams need, and valuable engineering resources are being soaked up managing the sheer volume of cloud misconfiguration vulnerabilities that need to be reviewed, prioritized, and remediated.
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