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As cyber dangers grow, companies must use strong security methods to keep their important info and systems safe. Three main cybersecurity solutions that people often talk about are:

  • CIEM (Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management),
  • SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), and
  • CSPM (Cloud Security Posture Management).

What CIEM?

CIEM, which stands for Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management, is a security technology that controls who may do what in cloud platforms. It assists businesses in ensuring that just the appropriate individuals can utilize their cloud resources and that they only have access to what they require. CIEM also assists businesses in identifying and resolving vulnerabilities that may lead to security breaches, such as when someone has too many rights or things are not properly configured.

What is SIEM?

SIEM, short for Security Information and Event Management, is a technology that monitors security risks as they occur. It analyzes data from many sources such as networks, servers, and apps to detect signals of danger or unusual activities. SIEM also provides tools for dealing with problems and understanding what happened after an attack, which helps businesses stay safe.

What is CSPM?

CSPM, which stands for Cloud Security Posture Management, is a tool that makes sure cloud setups are safe. It helps companies find and fix mistakes in how their cloud stuff is set up, which could make them less secure. CSPM also gives advice on how to make cloud resources safer, following the best ways of doing things and the rules that need to be followed.

So how different are these cybersecurity solutions?

Regard CIEM to be a special key that only opens specific doors in a vast building. It ensures that you can only access the rooms you are permitted to be in.

Consider SIEM to be a detective team that is constantly monitoring the building’s security cameras. If they notice something unusual, such as someone attempting to break in, they can act fast to stop them.

Finally, CSPM serves as a checklist to ensure that all of the building’s windows and doors are securely closed and locked. It helps to keep cunning criminals from breaking in through an unlocked window.

Which one should a company choose for their cyber security?

The best option is determined by the company’s specific requirements. If the primary concern is governing who can do what in the cloud, CIEM is an excellent choice.

SIEM is the best way to monitor threats as they arise. If the goal is to ensure that cloud resources are configured safely, CSPM is the ideal option. Sometimes a combination of these tools is required for complete cloud security.

How do privileged identities behave in such an environment?

Privileged Identity Management (PIM) works with CIEM, SIEM, and CSPM to manage and safeguard the credentials and permissions of special accounts in the cloud. PIM ensures that these accounts are properly monitored and regulated.

It integrates with CIEM to govern who may do what, SIEM to track what special accounts are doing, and CSPM to prevent illegal access and configuration errors. These solutions work together to strengthen cloud security by protecting the identity of special account holders.


Staff Writer at CPO Magazine