IaaS cloud vulnerabilities expected to increase 50% over 2018 figures
New research Skybox shows that vulnerabilities impacting cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions are rising rapidly. While the total number of flaws is still quite small, the expected growth rate for 2019 is 50%, while cloud container flaws have already surged by 82% so far this year. The most vulnerable provider is IBM, accounting for 39% of all IaaS cloud flaws. IBM is followed by Nextcloud (8%), Openstack (7%), RedHat (6%) and Kubernetes (6%).
However, the biggest risk relating to IaaS solutions is not vulnerabilities, but misconfigurations. Skybox CTO Ron Davidson emphasizes that “organizations would be wise not to be too distracted by this increase in vulnerability reports,” because “the biggest cloud insecurities don’t exist within the service provider’s infrastructure itself, but in the way that companies implement and manage the technology.”