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Information security in the cloud: protecting dynamic environments

Cloud computing is revolutionizing business operations and infrastructure delivery across many industries, allowing businesses to scale capabilities and reduce costs.

However, as a growing number of businesses migrate their data and operations to the cloud, their exposure to new regulatory and cybersecurity risks increases concurrently.

Learn more about the cloud cybersecurity landscape and discover best practices that your organization can adopt to improve your overall security posture and resiliency.

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The number of organizations migrating their services to the cloud is growing rapidly:

  • > 50% more was spent on public cloud services in 2022 than in 20201

  • > 50% of business workloads and data were in the public cloud in 20222

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However, cloud cybersecurity attacks are growing:

  • 45% of information security breaches in 2022 happened in the cloud3
  • 98% of companies reported at least one cloud data breach in the last 18 months in 2021, an increase of 20% from the previous year4
  • $5.02 million (USD) – average cost of a data breach within a public cloud3

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The top 10 vulnerabilities that lead to cloud security breaches5:

  1. Insufficient identity, credential, access and key management
  2. Insecure interfaces and APIs
  3. Misconfiguration and inadequate change controls
  4. Lack of cloud security architecture and strategy
  5. Non-secure software development
  6. Non-secure third-party resources
  7. System vulnerabilities
  8. Accidental cloud data disclosure
  9. Exploitation of serverless and container workloads
  10. Cloud storage data exfiltration


As perceived trust in the security posture of cloud service providers continues to increase, the top cloud vulnerabilities are now under the responsibility of cloud users.

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Gartner. "Worldwide Public Cloud Services End-User Spending Forecast," 2021-2023
Flexera. “State of the Cloud Report,” 2023
IBM. “Cost of a data breach,” 2022 
Ermetic. “State of Cloud Security,” 2021
The Cloud Security Alliance. “Top Threats to Cloud Computing,” 2022
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