The previous numbers will come as no surprise to the myriad of organizations who continue to struggle with balancing their needs for continuous integration with safe deployment practices.
In 2019 - and still in 2020 - too often cloud security measures are often implemented as an afterthought and may be driven by the pressures of regulatory compliance. On another end of the scale, some entities struggle with understanding their role in the shared responsibility model where:
- The cloud service provider (CSP) is expected to secure the infrastructure supporting the underlying hardware/software depending on the model adopted
- The customer secures configurations related to consumed resources
Considering the ongoing challenges with improving the security of the cloud, we likewise expect to see an increase in data breaches caused by misconfigured assets. These losses will likely occur as a result of the inadequate efforts applied towards balancing security measures and managing software-defined infrastructure required to support the ever-evolving business needs.