AppOmni releases SaaS Data Leakage Detection Scanner

AppOmni announced its free SaaS Data Leakage Detection Scanner to help organizations secure their SaaS platforms from data exposure risks and misconfigurations.

SaaS data leaks recently identified by Krebs on Security have resulted in exposure of numerous organizations’ sensitive data. These data leaks occur when SaaS customers’ access control permissions are misconfigured. The reported misconfigurations, along with others previously discovered by AppOmni’s Principal SaaS Security Engineer Aaron Costello, are frequent targets for threat actors seeking to compromise an organization’s SaaS estate.

AppOmni’s SaaS Data Leakage Detection Scanner will evaluate SaaS instances for misconfigurations and data exposure risks. The scanner will then determine if a SaaS application is impacted by the recently disclosed data exposures and provide steps for remediating them.

“These data leaks — and the permissions misconfigurations that led to them — reinforce the urgency for organizations of all stripes to prioritize SaaS security,” Brendan O’Connor, AppOmni CEO, said. “The importance of identifying and mitigating these risks cannot be overstated.”

As SaaS products have grown exponentially more powerful and complex, ensuring correct security and access configuration settings are in place across the SaaS ecosystem is increasingly challenging for overburdened SaaS application owners and security teams.

The matter is further complicated as SaaS providers routinely introduce new features into their products and enable them by default, boosting the likelihood of inadvertently exposing SaaS customers to new risks.

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