Cloud Security concerns increase during Corona Virus Pandemic

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A recent survey conducted by a firm named Fugue has discovered that the COVID 19 spread has raised serious concerns over cloud security among IT and cloud professionals. And that’s because the possibility of cloud misconfigurations has increased as most of the workforce are in distributed mode due to the adoption of work from home scenarios. Giving rise to new security vulnerabilities as the adoption of new access policies, networks, and devices used remotely is not up to the mark- giving rise to new challenges.

Furthermore, as cloud breaches are hard to detect using traditional security tools, over 84 percent of IT professionals who participated in the survey say that their organization might have already suffered a major cloud breach which is yet to be discovered.

Additionally, the Fugue survey reveals that 92 percent of organizations are worried that their digital assets on cloud platforms could be vulnerable to misconfigurations as distributed teams create new risks and opportunities for malicious actors to explore.

While a lack of awareness among cloud engineering and security teams tops the cloud misconfigurations reasons list, lack of adequate controls and oversight follow the suite.

Fugue’s State of Cloud Security survey says that many companies are still relying on a manual process to defend against automated misconfiguration of threats which creates new problems such as human errors, alert fatigues, and false positives. 

So, it is recommending CSPs to adapt to automated detection and remediation tools that track down misconfigurations on time, without passing the negative repercussions to customers/users.