Gartner predicts Cloud Security failures

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Gartner has issued a latest cloud security report in which the research organization states that mismanagement of identities, access and privilege will prove as the number one reasons for cloud security failures in next three years.

Managing Privileged Access in Cloud Infrastructure of Gartner claims that by the year 2023 over 50% of incidents will revolve around the above-stated problems.


As more and more firms are adopting cloud platforms for their workloads, defending cloud infrastructure will become a crucial concern for MSPs in near future said Gartner.

“Unless cloud admins deploy proper security and risk management tools, effective management of such cloud platforms is not possible,”, says Paul Mezzera, the author of Gartner’s Managing Privileged Access in Cloud Infrastructure report.

To counter such situations, the only solution left for CSPs is to employ specialized cloud infrastructure management tools which are “Identity Centric”.

In the previous year, 4 in every five businesses suffered a data breach via cloud platforms says a report released by Ermetic, a company offering security Identity solutions for data hosted in cloud platforms.

Based on the response of over 300 CISOs, Ermetic concluded in its report that 80% of firms could not identify security vulnerabilities that were caused by excess access to critical data on IaaS and PaaS cloud platforms.

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