80% of Organizations Experienced a Cloud Data Breach in the Last 18 Months

A new article in Help Net Security covers a recent survey of 300 CISOs.  In the survey CISOs revealed that nearly 80% of the companies had experienced at least one cloud data breach in the past 18 months, and 43% reported 10 or more breaches.   According to the CISOs that participated in the survey, security misconfiguration (67%), lack of adequate visibility into access settings and activities (64%) and identity and access management (IAM) permission errors (61%) were the top concerns when using cloud production environments.

The same study also asked the same CISOs what the security challenges they are facing.  The results included: insufficient personal/expertise (66%), integrating disparate security solutions (52%) and lack of solutions that can meet their needs (39%).  In fact application security is one area of security where most organizations lack a defined solution.   Some organizations believe they have application security covered by using a web application firewall (WAF), and endpoint security on their application server.  But neither of these solutions really address the fundamental issues of applications security, protecting the application itself from attacks on vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in the application.

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