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.
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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:
- Insufficient identity, credential, access and key management
- Insecure interfaces and APIs
- Misconfiguration and inadequate change controls
- Lack of cloud security architecture and strategy
- Non-secure software development
- Non-secure third-party resources
- System vulnerabilities
- Accidental cloud data disclosure
- Exploitation of serverless and container workloads
- 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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