A survey of 300 IT professionals by Fugue, a cloud infrastructure security provider, reveals that most enterprises are vulnerable to security events caused by cloud misconfiguration, including data breaches and system downtime events.
From the report:
- Nine in ten have real concerns about security risks due to misconfiguration, and less than a third continuously monitor for them.
- Teams report a frequency of 50 or more misconfigurations each day, yet half of the teams only review alerts and remediate issues on a daily—or longer—timeframe, leading to dangerously long infrastructure vulnerability periods.
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Of course, this report (like any vendor-sponsored report) is self-serving. But the message reflects something that I’m seeing a lot today in the real world—and it’s scaring the hell out of me.
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