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SaaS Security and Misconfigurations Report
SaaS Security and Misconfigurations Report
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cybersecurity professionals

SaaS Security and Misconfigurations Report

Release Date: 04/11/2022

Working Group: SaaS Governance

Many recent breaches and data leaks have been tied back to misconfigurations causing it to be a top concern for many organizations. Most research related to misconfigurations has focused strictly on the IaaS layers and ignores the SaaS stack entirely. Yet, SaaS security and misconfigurations are equally crucial to the organization's overall security. For these reasons, CSA developed and distributed a survey to better understand the use of SaaS applications, timeline and tools for SaaS security assessments, a timeframe for misconfiguration detection and remediation, and awareness of security tools for SaaS applications.

The goal of this survey was to understand the current state of SaaS security and misconfigurations. Key areas of interest include:

  • Use of SaaS applications with organizations
  • Methods, policies, and tools for assessing SaaS app security
  • Timeline for detecting and remediating misconfigurations in SaaS app security
  • Awareness of new SaaS security related products


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