Jason Hood - Stratascale, Rowan Wakeford - Stratascale, Brian Soby - AppOmni, John Filitz - AppOmni
About this talk
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are increasingly encountering a reality that a significant proportion of either the merged or acquired entity is constituted by a virtual, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) footprint. The SaaS-fication of business includes many of the core business processes and proprietary data, with large enterprises having hundreds or thousands of SaaS apps deployed.
Until recently, observability into the SaaS estate has been limited, the equivalent to buying a house sight unseen. This is because existing cloud security solutions such as Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) are unable to provide insight to the SaaS app configuration and permission settings, including SaaS-to-SaaS connections. Only by leveraging a SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) solution can security and risk leaders effectively perform the necessary SaaS cybersecurity due diligence to understand and manage the cyber risks associated with the M&A process.
A SSPM solution provides SaaS cyber risk observability from a single pane of glass, effectively shining a light onto current and potential future state SaaS cyber risks, including over-permissioned end-users and exposed sensitive data.
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