Misconfigured Servers Still a Key Risk for Companies Moving to the Cloud

From cbronline.com

Misconfigured Servers

“The very nature of the cloud means that it is easy for environments to sprawl out of control.”

Companies using infrastructure and platform as a service offerings from IT firms have left themselves vulnerable as they on average misconfigured 14 instances.

This is according to cyber security firm McAfee who in its Cloud Adoption and Risk Report found that enterprises are still leaving services in misconfigured states, despite recent high-profile breaches due to misconfigured cloud storage.

The report found that over 20 percent of all files stored in the cloud contain sensitive data, while the amount of files with sensitive data shared in the cloud has increased by 53 percent year-on-year.

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