99% of misconfiguration incidents in the cloud go unnoticed
A new report by McAfee shows that even though data leaks and breaches as a result of misconfigured cloud environments are a growing problem, 99% of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) misfonfigurations still go unnoticed. Rajiv Gupta of McAfee explains that “in the rush toward IaaS adoption, many organizations overlook the shared responsibility model for the cloud and assume that security is taken care of completely by the cloud provider.”
The survey also found that 90% of companies have dealt with security issues in their IaaS environments, but only about a quarter (26%) have the necessary resources to carry out audits that could expose IaaS misconfigurations and other problems. Meanwhile, data loss incidents linked to IaaS are surging.