Blog Security Transformation How Netskope Can Help with Your 10 Critical Security Projects – Nos. 9-10
Jan 19 2021

How Netskope Can Help with Your 10 Critical Security Projects – Nos. 9-10

The annual list of top security projects from Gartner provides key insights on where security leaders should focus their limited time and resources to be the most effective at protecting their data, users, and infrastructure. 

Netskope provides value for each of the top 10 recommended security projects for this year and next, including many critical capabilities. This blog series will highlight each Gartner recommendation and how Netskope specifically can help. 

But don’t just take our word for it. We are addressing all of these security vectors in our latest Prove It challenge. Find out how Netskope will grant you the visibility and granular control you need to secure your organization in today’s cloud-first environment.

No. 9: Workforce competencies assessment

As Gartner notes, “Install the right people with the right skills in the right roles. It’s critical but challenging to combine hard technical skills with softer leadership expertise. There are no perfect candidates, but you can identify five or six must-have competencies for each project. Assess competencies in a range of ways, including cyber-ranging and cyber simulations and softer skill assessments.”

On-premise appliance-based security engineer skills are transforming into cloud security engineer skills, and this transformation also includes networking engineers evolving into cloud infrastructure engineers. Netskope provides training and certifications to transform your team for these new roles and competencies. We offer Cloud Security Workshops for a hands-on experience, and Prove It sessions where we demonstrate seven challenges for Next Gen SWG solutions. Your analysts with business intelligence (BI) skills can assess our new Netskope Advanced Analytics using 16 predefined dashboards and unlimited explore capabilities for over 500 metadata attributes—cloud visibility like you have never seen before.

No. 10: Automating security risk assessments 

As Gartner notes, “This is one way to help security teams understand risks related to security operations, new projects or program-level risk. Risk assessment tends to be either skipped entirely or done on a limited basis. These assessments will allow for limited risk automation and visibility into where risk gaps exist.”  

Netskope Advanced Analytics includes an automated Cloud Risk Assessment (CRA) to analyze all of your apps and cloud services utilized, app risk profiles, and Sankey charts showing data flows from company app instances to personal ones, plus analysis of data risks and threats.  Netskope Advanced Analytics also includes a CxO dashboard for key performance indicators of your security program, a data risk security dashboard, and threats dashboard. While most security risk assessments are external, one-time scorecards, Netskope provides an internal continuous risk assessment of your users, apps, and data.

Want all 10 recommendations in one handy document? Read our roundup covering each of Gartner’s 10 projects and how Netskope provides value for each.

Our technology provides the confidence and clarity businesses need to comfortably operate in the cloud and we’re ready to prove it to everyone.

We’re launching a battery of seven real-world challenges on our Next Gen SWG and we want you to be a part of this benchmark-setting occasion. The Prove It Challenge is an opportunity for you to witness Netskope address the major cloud challenges facing businesses today in a practical environment. Ready to take a test drive and let Netskope prove it? Sign up here.

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Tom Clare is a senior product marketing manager, his focus at Netskope centers on product strategy with marketing experience in web/cloud proxies, data and threat protection, behavior analytics, network traffic analysis, endpoint protection, endpoint detection and response, deception, and firewalls.
Tom Clare is a senior product marketing manager, his focus at Netskope centers on product strategy with marketing experience in web/cloud proxies, data and threat protection, behavior analytics, network traffic analysis, endpoint protection, endpoint detection and response, deception, and firewalls.