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Recent Log4Shell and SpringShell vulnerabilities created havoc for many organizations struggling to discover the impacted resources. The Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud (CSPM and CWPP) not only can help the organizations to discover the impacted resources, but can also protect the exploit from happening.   In this article, we will walk you through how to leverage the Prisma Cloud Product in order to gain visibility of your cloud resources.
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Throughout the security lifecycle of an application or cloud environment it is important to be able to understand the tools available to each security professional. One of the best tools for any security professional to be able to use is scripting. Scripting allows one to create a program that automates an individual task and, when coupled with the Prisma Cloud Compute Workload Protection Platform (CWPP), you can effectively complete your use cases with ease. All that it takes to create a script is an understanding of the tools available to you, practice, and studying the available documentation of API calls that can interface with your scripting program.    Through the CWPP API and this article, you will be able to begin to establish a new way to be able to solve your company’s problems while enhancing your available tools in problem solving. In this article, we are utilizing a SaaS CWPP console for the examples and a text editor which can save text files for scripting along with a linux command line available in MacOS terminal or in Windows with Subsystem for Linux.    When interacting with a command line, you can type directly into the command prompt. As an example, to help those of you who have not yet worked with a Linux command line, you can navigate to different directories using the “cd” or ‘current directory’ command. You can determine the path to your current directory by typing “pwd,” or ‘print working directory’, and you can list the files in the current directory using “ls”.
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Prisma Cloud Compute Agentless scanning enables you to quickly gain comprehensive visibility into vulnerability and compliance risks without having to install an agent on each host.   Cloud environments are dynamic in nature. Prisma Cloud gives you the flexibility to choose between agentless and agent-based security. At this time, Prisma Cloud supports agentless scanning of VMs on AWS, GCP and Azure.   This article outlines the process of setting Prisma Cloud Compute Agentless to scan Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Compute Engine to discover vulnerabilities and compliances.  
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This guide describes how to configure agentless vulnerability and compliance scanning for virtual machines in Microsoft Azure subscriptions.   This article will use a credential dedicated to the agentless scanning process.  In Prisma Cloud Enterprise Edition  / SaaS, you have the additional option of using a Prisma Cloud onboarded account credential which will be covered in a future article. The creation and use of an Azure service principal credential are also supported in SaaS.
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Incident response is a daily problem to solve in cybersecurity. Bad actors are constantly looking for new ways to hack into an enterprise. Due to the consequences of ill-intentioned hacking causing potential distress at a global scale, we all have a responsibility to be as prepared as possible to better protect our environments by the proactive action of incident response. Through the Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP) of Prisma Cloud, there are ways to be proactive in achieving goals in incident response while creating protocols to coherently scope your applications and accounts in these environments. In this article, you will learn about the primary scoping utility that is available to you in the console through collections and approaches to optimally create scope.   When utilizing the Prisma Cloud Compute Console, a tool that can help you have the most efficient environmental setup within each cloud environment is collections. Collections allow you to be able to have the scoping that is necessary to be able to triage your incident response as well as proactively give you the capabilities that you will need to be able to report on any incident. Collections will also allow you to have an organized view into your cloud resources to be able to better help with your use cases. If your cloud environment is disorganized at the cloud service provider level, it will be a good practice to begin to organize these environments. One option is to look within the console to be able to work backwards in creating this coherency in every environment over time. Let’s begin to take a look at how collections can help you to have a better experience in utilizing cloud security technologies. 
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