2020 AWS Cloud Security Report [ CloudPassage ]

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Organizations continue to rapidly migrate workloads from datacenters to the cloud, utilizing
new technologies such as serverless, containers, and machine learning to benefit from
increased efficiency, better scalability, and faster deployments from cloud computing.
Cloud security concerns remain high as the adoption of public cloud computing continues
to surge, especially in the wake of the 2020 COVID crisis and the resulting massive shift to
remote work environments.

The 2020 AWS Cloud Security Report is based on a comprehensive survey of 427
cybersecurity professionals to uncover how AWS user organizations are responding to
security threats in the cloud, and what tools and best practices IT cybersecurity leaders are
prioritizing in their move to the cloud.

Key survey findings include:

  • 95% of cybersecurity professionals confirm they are extremely to moderately concerned about public cloud security – up from 91% in last year’s survey.
  • Specific cloud security challenges include the risk of data loss and leakage (63%), threats to data privacy (tied at 63%), and dealing with legal and regulatory challenges (40%) as the top three security concerns.
  • Organizations rank misconfiguration of the AWS cloud platform as the single biggest
    vulnerability (49%), followed by insecure interfaces/APIs (47%) and unauthorized access through misuse of employee credentials and lack of proper access controls (46%).
  • Only half of organizations (51%) embed security testing during the Software
    Development Life Cycle (SDLC). 67% still rely on periodic vulnerability and compliance reports as the primary method to manage remediation of security and compliance issues. Less than half have automation between security and DevOps in place.
  • Organizations recognize the advantages of deploying cloud native security solutions,
    including faster time to deployment (44%) and cost savings (43%). 65% say cloud security budgets are increasing an average of 36%.

We would like to thank CloudPassage for supporting this important industry research project.

We hope you find this report informative and helpful as you continue your efforts in securing your journey into the cloud.

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