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Cyber attackers exploiting poor cloud security

August 22, 2019

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Despite 42% of organisations saying they are concerned about cloud security, many are failing to carry out security testing or follow best practices, a study shows.

The potentially devastating effects of poor cloud security was illustrated recently with a data breach affecting 100 million Capital One customers that was blamed on a “configuration vulnerability”.

However, a survey from security firm Outpost24 conducted at Infosecurity Europe in June 2019 reveals that many companies are unable to detect abnormalities in their cloud environment, while 37% of the 300 security professionals polled admitted they had already experienced a cyber attack on their cloud systems.

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