In light of the recent Capital One data breach, where a misconfiguration in a cloud server resulted in a hacker exploiting 100 million customer accounts, a new study from Tripwire has found that 84 percent of organisations find maintaining security configurations across cloud services difficult.
The study conducted by Tripwire surveyed security professionals attending Black Hat Las Vegas 2019, and also revealed that 75 percent think it’s easy to accidentally expose data publicly through the cloud.
While cloud providers may take responsibility for securing their infrastructure, moving to the cloud doesn’t absolve you from the responsibility of protecting your own data. The cloud doesn’t magically protect the data and systems that you put in there. There’s a new incident reported every few weeks that stresses the need to extend basic security controls to cloud environments. Organizations need to ensure they’re implementing critical security controls regardless of where the systems reside.