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SaaS Security and Misconfigurations Report
SaaS Security and Misconfigurations Report
Who it's for:
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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Alex Kaluza
Research Analyst, CSA

Alex Kaluza

Research Analyst, CSA

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John Yeoh
Global Vice President of Research, CSA

John Yeoh

Global Vice President of Research, CSA

With over 15 years of experience in research and technology, John excels at executive-level leadership, relationship management, and strategy development. He is a published author, technologist, and researcher with areas of expertise in cybersecurity, cloud computing, information security, and next generation technology (IoT, Big Data, SecaaS, Quantum). John specializes in risk management, third party assessment, GRC, data protection, incid...

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Hillary Baron
Senior Technical Director - Research, CSA

Hillary Baron

Senior Technical Director - Research, CSA

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Sean Heide
Technical Research Director, CSA

Sean Heide

Technical Research Director, CSA

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Josh Buker
Research Analyst, CSA

Josh Buker

Research Analyst, CSA

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Shamun Mahmud
Senior Research Analyst, CSA

Shamun Mahmud

Senior Research Analyst, CSA

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