Cybersecurity experts provide insight on the recent Misconfigured Apache Airflow server leak, which exposed thousands of credentials from popular platforms and services such as Slack, PayPal, and Amazon Web Services.
<p>Companies entrusted with large volumes of sensitive customer data must be hypervigilant in their security processes. This includes following best practices regarding identifying and addressing any security misconfigurations that put the data at risk that in real time. Security misconfigurations are often the result of incomplete data infrastructure visibility and lack of security authorization guardrails. What may seem like just a minor oversight in coding practices (as researchers indicated was likely the case here) can ultimately have devastating repercussions on a brand’s reputation, as customer trust relies first and foremost on the security of their data. With a comprehensive security posture assessment of the applications hosted within their cloud environment along with the ability to remediate issues in real-time, companies can safely operate without putting customer data at risk.</p>
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