Why We’re Here

Cloud security is hard.  The only security responsibility that is shifted to the cloud vendor is physical security – secure data centers, redundant power, etc.  All the logical security requirements and challenges remain the responsibility of the customer:

  • Network security (firewalls, segmentation, encryption, DoS)

  • End-point security (malware, patching, etc)

  • Data security (encryption at rest, encryption in transit, access control, backups)

  • Identity Management (password protection, authorization, MFA)

  • Monitoring (network access, user access, threat detection)

And there are additional challenges related to cloud computing – the same business benefits that lead to cloud adoption create security challenges:

Misconfiguration of public cloud is the biggest security threat

62% of security professionals recognize misconfigurations as the biggest security threat.

Misconfiguration of public cloud 62%
Unauthorized access 55%
Insecure interfaces/APIs 50%
Hijacking of accounts or services 47%
External sharing of data 39%
Malicious insiders 30%

Source: 2018 Cloud Security Report, Cybersecurity Insiders

Nearly all successful attacks on cloud services are the result of customer misconfiguration, mismanagement and mistakes. Security and risk management leaders should invest in cloud security posture management processes and tools to proactively and reactively identify and remediate these risks.

– Gartner, Innovation Insight for Cloud Security Posture Management, (01/25/2019)

For security to succeed at scale in the cloud, you must use automation

– Steve Schmidt, Amazon CISO

Data breaches continue to take place at an alarming rate


breaches have been reported in the first half of 2019.


increase year over year.


of records got exposed because of misconfigurations

Source: IBM, Risk Based Security

Does this mean the cloud is less secure than a traditional data center?

No!  But it does require a new approach.

Cloud Management and Automation Platform - DisruptOps

What We Do

DisruptOps was founded on the idea that “cloud changes everything.”  By its very nature, cloud breaks traditional security approaches of static networks protected by firewalls that take weeks to implement a change.  Networks are dynamic, changes are automated, infrastructure is now controlled by developers without need for security approval.  But this doesn’t have to mean worse security.

Security must embrace the advantages of cloud versus fearing the challenges.  The same capabilities that make the cloud agile and scalable for developers are available to security.  At the core of these capabilities is automation.  Automating discovery, assessment, alerting, and response can put security in control in ways never possible in the traditional data center.

And that is what DisruptOps is all about.  Understanding the disruption cloud brings to IT in general and security specifically, embracing this change, and responding to it with a new operational paradigm.  A paradigm that embraces automation as a solution to security challenges, not a risk.  Accepts change as constant.  Deals with security findings in real-time, not as monthly reports.  This is all about Ops.  This is who we are.

What Makes Us Different

For many customers, the first step is understanding the scope of the problem, which is why we also built cloud assessment capability into our product.  But where others stopped, we saw assessment as simply a necessary first step to address the real challenge of security operations.

We make actions a central component of our product and embed recommended actions into every discovered issue, which can be triggered and executed with a single-click, or fully automated.  Whether the user chooses to setup an Op to remediate an issue or not, the platform makes the action accessible on every issue to run interactively.  We don’t measure our customer’s success on the number of issues discovered, but instead by the number of issues resolved.