CIEM vs CWPP vs CSPM Use Cases

Application and web development paradigms are shifting quickly toward the cloud, which now provides extensive resources for storage, scaling, and networking. With such rapid expansion comes an array of novel and complex security concerns.

Moreover, developing and managing applications in the cloud has become faster and easier, which inadvertently expands the potential for human error that can lead to security incidents such as data breaches.

Fortunately, there are several solutions to help security teams manage your cloud resources and architecture. This article will explore three solutions, CIEM, CWPP, and CSPM, detail a sample case for each, and help you to determine when and how to use them—whether individually or in conjunction with one another.

What is CIEM?

CIEM stands for Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management. This security solution monitors users, identities, and access privileges within a cloud (or multi-cloud) infrastructure.

CIEM implements the Principle of Least Privilege (PoLP) to cloud-related access, ensuring that users and accounts receive the minimum degrees of access that enable them to function properly. This approach has become integral as companies increasingly turn to more complex and unstructured cloud solutions, where on-demand creation and destruction of resources make it virtually impossible to manually define and maintain access privileges.


Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP) is a solution intended to maintain the security of workloads moving through such environments like hybrid cloud, which rely on physical, on-premises machines, virtual machines (VMs), and cloud workloads. As a workload deploys to a cloud, hybrid

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