Public cloud infrastructure presents security teams with a new invisible management layer, creating new security challenges that demand better understanding. Many organizations don’t properly understand the cloud identity and access management layer and often fail to secure it. Such misunderstandings usually lead to dangerous misconfigurations that can drive customer risk; for example, in the case…

Although the total number of IaaS cloud vulnerabilities is still small and the technology relatively young, volumes are increasing year-over-year at a steady rate, an expected to hit 50-percent growth by the end of 2019, Skybox reveals. Key findings of the report include: Vulnerabilities affecting cloud IaaS solutions likely to increase 50% over 2018 figures…

Cloud-native has arrived and now, it’s taking over. By 2021, 92% of companies will go cloud-native. It’s faster, it’s more efficient, more scalable, and more flexible. But is it more secure? As businesses integrate cloud-native technologies, such as Kubernetes, across their clouds, the complexity and distributed nature of these platforms increasingly require companies to rethink…

Cloud data breaches are on the rise, demonstrating time and again the need for a different approach and strategy when it comes to managing and monitoring privileged access to cloud ecosystems. Privilege access management (PAM) should: Be risk-aware and intelligent Reduce sprawl of infrastructure, accounts, access and credentials Use continuous identity analytics.

IaaS is now the fastest growing area of the cloud due to the speed, cost and reliability with which organizations can create and deploy applications, according to McAfee. The results of the survey demonstrate that 99 percent of IaaS misconfigurations go unnoticed—indicating awareness around the most common entry point to new “Cloud-Native Breaches” (CNB) is…

A veteran of the information security industry, Greg Jensen has spent the last six years at Oracle as the Senior Director of Oracle’s Cloud Security solutions. He’s also the Senior Editor of the Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report, as well as Oracle’s annual CISO Report. “The focus of these efforts is to understand the…

In the latest major cloud security foul-up, Capital One suffered a data breach, which affected 100 million people in the United States, and 6 million in Canada. It wasn’t just Capital One caught with their security pants down. We now know hacker Paige A. Thompson stole terabytes of data from more than thirty other companies,…