The migration of sensitive data and workloads to SaaS necessitates that the security of business applications is considered as part of broader compliance requirements. Auditors are likewise beginning to revise their frameworks and evaluate organizations on vulnerabilities, security policies, and data management across SaaS.

One aspect of SaaS in particular makes data residency and privacy obligations even more challenging to contend with: integrations. When you connect a third-party integration to your SaaS environment, you’re entrusting it with certain privileges and access to your data.

To ensure these integrations don’t become entry points for adversaries, it’s important to know the different ways that SaaS integrations can be abused—and how to prepare for each technique.