A new press release reports, “Accurics, the ‘code-to-cloud’ security specialist, came out of stealth mode today to announce the formal launch of the company. It introduced technology that protects the cloud native infrastructure throughout the DevOps lifecycle, and reconciles risk posture drift between infrastructure defined through code and infrastructure running in the cloud. These advances are critical as organizations rapidly embrace new technologies such as serverless, containers, and service mesh. The company has received $5mm in financial backing from blue-chip investors such as ClearSky, WestWave Capital, Firebolt Ventures and Secure Octane. Accurics is also making a free version available for download so that organizations can quickly assess their cloud risk posture: https://bit.ly/2VHvFKx.”
The release continues, “The need for this solution is undeniable: Even as cloud deployments gain in popularity and importance—it’s reported that the global market is set to top $623 billion by 2023, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18%—there are still multiple challenges related to security, including: (1) Complexity: Advances such as serverless, containers and service mesh involve multiple management interfaces, significantly increasing the risk of manual errors; the adoption of hybrid and multi-cloud deployments further amplify the problem. (2) Consistency: Technologies such as Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker and OpenFaaS provision and manage infrastructure through code and reduce manual errors, but make it difficult to maintain consistent governance across the full stack. (3) Drift: In dynamic cloud environments, very little is locked down—privileged users can make changes to the cloud infrastructure in production, and even legitimate changes can cause a drift from the intended compliance and security posture and introduce risks.”
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