It’s no secret that multiple converging trends are accelerating the frequency of cyberattacks on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. The skyrocketing volume of data stored in SaaS apps, the availability of personally identifiable information (PII), the ability for threats to move laterally within SaaS ecosystems, and new technologies, like generative AI, are all contributing to the escalating number and severity of incidents.

Given the landscape, it’s no wonder that industry analysts like the Enterprise Strategy Group report that nearly 90 percent of enterprises are making SaaS application protection a top priority for the foreseeable future. This includes dramatically improving incident response, as enterprises seek to evolve their security capabilities to address the unique challenges posed by SaaS.

In this checklist, we’ll cover:

  • What are the fundamentals of SaaS incident response?
  • What is SaaS Security Posture Management, or SSPM?
  • How does a SSPM solution help transform SaaS incident response processes?
  • What critical IR capabilities should you expect from SSPM?