In its new report, Cybersecurity Two Years Later, the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency discusses the important security role of continuous monitoring in the context of the emergence of cloud computing.
We are in another technological transition, moving to automated services and “cloud” computing, where we will depend on networks for essential services. Cloud computing has weaknesses, but it also offers the opportunity to aggregate and automate cyber defense. Much of the burden of security will shift from consumers and businesses to service providers that may be better equipped to meet advanced challenges. The move to the cloud is not a silver bullet that will solve all cybersecurity problems, but it is part of a larger move to a more mature infrastructure that includes the automation of security practices and monitoring—such as the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)—particularly if we find a better way for service providers to work more effectively with government agencies.
Attached below is the complete CSIS Report