Majority of organisations struggling with cloud security

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The recent Capital One data breach affecting 100 million customer accounts was blamed on a cloud server misconfiguration, which is among several common problems, a survey reveals. A study from security firm Tripwire found that 84% of organisations find maintaining security configurations across cloud services “difficult” – out of those, 17% said it was “very difficult”, and 75% fear that it is “easy” to expose data accidentally through the cloud.

The study, based on a poll of 150 security professionals attending Black Hat Las Vegas 2019, also revealed that only just over half (54%) said they had configuration management in place for the cloud. Less than half (49%) said they had file integrity monitoring (FIM) capabilities enabled for the cloud to alert to inadvertent exposure of cloud data to the public.

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