Report Uncovers Crisis in Cloud Security as Engineers Overwhelmed by Alerts

A new analysis from cloud infrastructure management leader has exposed a critical situation in cloud security, with professionals finding themselves besieged by security misconfigurations. According to the report, security experts are spending 80% of their time resolving issues that could otherwise be preventable.

On average, cloud security infrastructures receive about 500 security alerts each week. With the average cost of a cloud-related data breach now exceeding $4 million, the industry is facing a serious crisis that leaves professionals with insufficient time to focus on preventive strategies that could significantly enhance their organizations’ security frameworks.

Human Error

A major source of cloud security problems is human error, which is the root cause behind 55% of breaches. The report further highlights that over 60% of cloud and DevOps engineers are at a junior level, which may contribute to unintentional security risks.

Chafik Belhaoues, co-founder & CEO of Brainboard, stated: “This statistic makes it abundantly clear that relying solely on human vigilance in a complex cloud environment can lead to severe consequences.

“The fact is, organizations simply cannot afford to wait to be hacked before taking action, and taking a reactive approach is extremely expensive and unsustainable, especially with modern and sophisticated attack systems.

“The only way to remedy that is to adopt a proactive approach to security in a way that helps engineers build secure-by-design systems.”

Proactive Security in the Cloud

Chafik outlines key steps for organizations to break the cycle of reactive security.

He added: “The first big step to implementing proactive security for cloud architectures is to have an internal approved and secure library of building blocks that engineers can build with.

“Secondly, having a short security feedback loop that is close to users, such as ‘security shift left’, helps them build secure-by-design patterns.

“Finally, you can limit the blast radius by building isolated small cloud infrastructures. This reduces the impact to only the scoped environments or stacks.”

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