Unites the SaaS marketplace to improve cybersecurity

More than a third of organizations have experienced a ransomware attack or breach that has blocked access to systems or data, according to IDC, International Data Corporation. In Brazil, there were more than 33 million ransomware attempts in 2021 alone, according to the 2022 SonicWall Cyber ​​Threat Report. Regardless of the sector or its size, all companies are subject to this type of threat.

Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors provide an important service that a large number of critical infrastructure operators rely on to carry out their core activities.

As enterprise technology companies compete in the marketplace, they have come together to achieve a common goal: to increase security in the industry.

Noting the absence and need for a market-wide initiative to address growing cybersecurity concerns, ServiceNow co-funded the Critical SaaS – Special Interest Group (CSaaS-SIG), a group looking for core SaaS solutions, according to the Information Guidelines Center for Technical Information Exchange and Analysis (IT- ISAC).

As a founding member of the industry’s first enterprise software alliance focused on mitigating cyber risks, the company is taking steps to share best practices in helping with a secure cloud infrastructure. Together with companies such as Zscaler, Guidewire, Okta, Workday, Oracle and MongoDB, ServiceNow coordinates the development of advanced defense mechanisms and tools to provide end-to-end security for the SaaS cloud marketplace.

The coalition is committed to the White House Executive Order in May 2021, which aims to build the resilience of the public and private sectors regarding security and improve cybersecurity in the United States.

“Our customers depend on us to provide a highly secure cloud environment for their critical services and data, and we are committed to providing the security they demand,” said Jeffrey Demo, Vice President of Information Security (CISO) at ServiceNow. “As a leader in enterprise software, we have a responsibility to avoid and prevent risks, always keeping our customers in mind,” he adds.

Benefits of joint cooperation
As enterprise technology companies compete in the marketplace, they have come together to achieve a common goal: to increase security in the industry.

Transparency in the exchange of information is a key component of this initiative. SaaS customers will benefit from cross-company guidance, which in turn enhances credibility and reliability in the ecosystem as a whole. “

Ben de Bont, Executive Director of Information Security at ServiceNow, stresses the importance of organizations and governments collaborating to combat cyberthreats in the SaaS community. “SaaS core is part of a broader effort to engage the public and private sectors,” he says. “After all, our reputation depends on it. Our customers depend on us in a highly secure cloud environment for their critical services and data, and we are committed to providing the security they demand. That’s why collaborative initiatives like CSaaS-SIG will generate real operational value for ServiceNow and the SaaS market in general.”

Learn more about CSaaS-SIG and its members. Find out how ServiceNow helps organizations improve their cybersecurity.

Ben de Pont

SaaS Critical Special Interest Group (CSaaS-SIG)

CSaaS-SIG

Jeffrey DeMorrow

SonicWall Cyber ​​Threat Report 2022

Service now

Software as a Service (SaaS)

You may also like

Month Edition

Leave a Comment