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8/15/2019
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7 Biggest Cloud Security Blind Spots

Cloud computing boon is for innovation, yet security organizations find themselves running into obstacles.
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Cloud Misconfiguration

Misconfiguration of Internet-as-a-service (IaaS) and cloud data stores is the leading cause of some of the most damaging cloud breaches and data exposures today. Whether it's from turning off default security settings standardized by cloud providers, using default passwords, allowing unrestricted access to certain services, or something else, misconfiguration problems introduce a raft of hidden risks that are frequently uncovered in the headlines only after an embarrassing incident. According to the recent '2019 Cloud Security Report,' some 40% of organizations say misconfiguration of cloud platforms is their top cybersecurity concern.

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Cloud Misconfiguration

Misconfiguration of Internet-as-a-service (IaaS) and cloud data stores is the leading cause of some of the most damaging cloud breaches and data exposures today. Whether it's from turning off default security settings standardized by cloud providers, using default passwords, allowing unrestricted access to certain services, or something else, misconfiguration problems introduce a raft of hidden risks that are frequently uncovered in the headlines only after an embarrassing incident. According to the recent "2019 Cloud Security Report," some 40% of organizations say misconfiguration of cloud platforms is their top cybersecurity concern.

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9/3/2019 | 10:34:30 AM
Forensics and Visibility
Great summary of a bunch of key research!
The challenges with forensics and visibility, especially in the dynamic and decentralized world of container-based architectures are compounded with new TLS 1.3 encryption, pinned certificates coming from 3rd party APIs and even TLS 1.2 with perfect forward secrecy enabled. 

Security teams must have a way to get decrypted visibility in the cloud so they can do threat hunting, forensic / root cause analysis and passive, out of band inspection. Even DevOps teams increasingly need this for troubleshooting and appPerfMon activities. 

Symmetric Key Intercept is a new, out-of-band decryption technique for the cloud that should be investigated. Instead of creating contorted cloud architectures (like routing all back-end API calls through a front-end MITM set-up), out of band decryption that can handle the new standards provides decrypted visibility in the cloud without sacrificing the benefits that drew you to the cloud in the first place. 
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