Misconfigured and mismanaged cloud services are often unseen threats

Published: Friday, 01 December 2017 09:47

More than 90 percent of organizations are now using cloud services and SaaS applications like Office 365 or G Suite, along with cloud infrastructure like AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure. Most, however, do not consider all the potential risks to data and business operations that can result from human error or malicious actors when accounts are misconfigured or mismanaged.

Lack of visibility and control around cloud services resulted in some of the most significant data breach incidents of 2017, according to a survey of security professionals conducted for the ‘Cloud Security: 2017 Spotlight Report’, published by Crowd Research Partners in coordination with Delta Risk. The top three cloud security concerns of survey respondents were protecting against data loss (57 percent), threats to data privacy (49 percent), and breaches of confidentiality (47 percent).

Delta Risk is presenting the results of the survey in a webinar ‘Flying Blind: 2017 Cloud Configurations Gone Wrong,’ on December 7 at 1 PM ET. Register at https://deltarisk.com/resources/webinars