New Cloud Security Alliance Survey Finds SaaS Security Has Become a Top Priority for 80% of Organizations

Adaptive Shield Team

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today released the findings of its latest survey, SaaS Security Survey Report: 2024 Plans & Priorities. Commissioned by Adaptive Shield, the leading SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) company, the survey gathered responses from 1,000-plus C-level security executives and professionals from all over the world, with the majority from North American enterprises. 

“Many recent breaches and data leaks have been tied back to SaaS apps. We wanted to gain a deeper understanding of the incidents within SaaS applications, and how organizations are building their threat prevention and detection models to secure their SaaS ecosystem,” said Hillary Baron, lead author and Senior Technical Director for Research, Cloud Security Alliance. “This explains why 71% of respondents are prioritizing their investment in security tools for SaaS, most notably turning to SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) as the solution to secure their entire SaaS stack. 

“The attack surface in the SaaS ecosystem is widening and just as you would secure a cloud infrastructure with Cloud security posture management, organizations should secure their SaaS data and prioritize SaaS security,” asserts Maor Bin, CEO and co-founder of Adaptive Shield. “In last year’s survey, 17% of respondents said they were using SSPM. This year that figure has soared, with 80% currently using or planning to use an SSPM by the end of 2024. This dramatic growth is fueled by the fact that 55% of organizations stated they recently experienced a SaaS security incident, which resulted in ransomware, malware, data breaches, and more. Threat prevention and detection in SaaS is critical to a robust cybersecurity strategy spanning SaaS Misconfigurations, Identity and Access Governance, SaaS-to-SaaS Access, Device-to-SaaS Risk Management, and Identity Threat Detection & Response (ITDR).”

Among the survey’s key findings:

The survey gathered more than 1,000 responses from IT and security professionals from various organization sizes, industries, locations, and roles.

Click here to download the full report.

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Businesses today run nearly every facet of their operations using a wide array of interconnected SaaS apps. Adaptive Shield’s team is here to keep you informed as well as help you secure your SaaS estate.