While the convenience and ease of public cloud technology has had a major impact on enabling scalable business operations to work from anywhere and increase productivity everywhere, the risks around using cloud technology are still slowly being realised and calculated by many organisations as they experience related attacks
That is according to the Cloud (In)Security research from Zscaler Threatlabz, which analyses cloud workload statistics from over 260 billion daily transactions globally across the Zscaler platform.
According to the report 98.6% of organisations have concerning misconfigurations that cause critical risks to data and infrastructure. This stat is alarming because the majority of cyberattacks on public clouds have been revealed to be due to misconfigurations rather than vulnerabilities. Cloud misconfiguration errors related to public access to storage buckets, account permissions, password storage and management, etc., have led to the exposure of billions of records.
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