We’ve all heard about catastrophic cloud breaches. But for every cyberattack reported in the news, many more may never reach the public eye. Perhaps worst of all, a large number of the offending vulnerabilities might have been avoided entirely through proper cloud configuration.
Many big cloud security catastrophes often result from what appear to be tiny lapses. For example, the famous 2019 Capital One breach was traced to a misconfigured application firewall.
Could a proper configuration have prevented that breach? Absolutely. But the problem isn’t as straightforward as a single error enabling a specific attack since many organizations have massive numbers of misconfigurations.
The difficulty is finding and fixing all the configurations which constantly arise because of dynamic and complex cloud activity. As time goes on, it’s increasingly clear that the challenge must be met with good cloud security posture management.