Company will Work with IDSA on Industry Initiatives to Address Risks Associated with Over Privileged Cloud Identities
May 24, 2021 09:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time
PALO ALTO, Calif. & TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ermetic, the cloud infrastructure security company, today announced it will work with the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), a nonprofit that provides vendor-neutral education and resources to help organizations reduce the risk of a breach by combining identity and security strategies, on initiatives that raise awareness for the need to integrate entitlement and permissions management within cloud security programs.
.@ErmeticSec Partners with Identity Defined Security Alliance to raise awareness for cloud infrastructure entitlement management and promote industry initiatives to address risks associated with over privileged cloud identities
According to Gartner, by 2023, 75% of cloud security failures will result from inadequate management of identities, access, and privileges, up from 50% in 2020. Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management is a new product category that uses advanced analytics to monitor and remediate the risk from unnecessary, unused and excessive permissions associated with human and machine accounts across multiclouds.
“Cloud infrastructure entitlement management is an emerging field within identity security that is becoming an urgent concern as companies move more and more sensitive workloads to AWS, Azure, Google and other platforms,” said Julie Smith, Executive Director of the IDSA. “We are pleased to have Ermetic join the IDSA and step up to lead discussions to raise awareness for the need to incorporate entitlement management as part of identity security in the cloud.”
“Monitoring thousands of cloud identities, their entitlements, roles and groups is manually impossible, which creates a large, undefended attack surface,” said Arick Goomanovsky, Chief Business Officer for Ermetic. “We look forward to working with the IDSA and its membership to educate organizations about the need for cloud infrastructure entitlement management, promote the exchange of best practices and the development of standards-based guidelines.”
Ermetic has developed a cloud-native platform that protects identities, access and privileges in cloud infrastructures without sacrificing cost, agility, speed and scale. It fills the void left by cloud security posture management (CSPM), Privileged Access Management (PAM), and Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) solutions, and enables organizations to govern identities, access entitlements and enforce least-privilege policies across multiple cloud provider platforms.
About the Identity Defined Security Alliance
The IDSA is a group of identity and security vendors, solution providers, and practitioners that acts as an independent source of thought leadership, expertise, and practical guidance on identity centric approaches to security for technology professionals. The IDSA is a nonprofit that facilitates community collaboration to help organizations reduce risk by providing education, best practices, and resources.
Ermetic enables enterprises to protect cloud infrastructures (IaaS/PaaS) from access-related risks and misconfigurations by maintaining continuous visibility into identities, their entitlements and data usage. By combining analytics with granular, full stack insight, Ermetic makes it possible to enforce least privilege access at scale even in the most complex cloud environments. The company is led by proven technology entrepreneurs whose previous companies have been acquired by Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks and others. Ermetic has received funding from Accel, Glilot Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Target Global. Visit us at https://ermetic.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
Marc Gendron PR for Ermetic