Easing the Tension between Convenience and Security

Within my work and outside of it, I am consistently reminded of the inherent tension between convenience and security. The easier something is to use, inevitably the less secure, and vice-versa. It’s like a seesaw: the more you have of one, the less you have of the other.Nowhere is this tension more apparent than with enterprise security software, which is notoriously painful to use, not to mention install, configure, maintain, support, upgrade, document, train, etc.While commercial security products are crucial to the enterprise, it’s often at the expense of those left to do the dirty work of actually using the product the CISO bought.Many of my colleagues here at ShiftLeft have blogged about our technical innovations to help companies secure their cloud-native workloads. Our engineering team is laser-focused on modernizing application security for the cloud, building something that has never been built before.But ShiftLeft is also quietly innovating in another important way: developing an enterprise software security platform that is…truly easy-to-use.Yep, I said it. An enterprise security platform that is user-friendly. Even if you have not used a legacy security product, it’s foreseeable you will have doubts. So, what I want to do here is describe and demonstrate how ShiftLeft is...
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