Lies, Damn lies and Statistics
A shameful article. Inadequate with regards to analysis. Either provide enough information to make the numbers quoted reasonable or critique the methodology of the report for not providing enough information.
"'Average' is a statistical fiction". Under three hours average TTL for a cloud resource? Based on what? People creating something, realizing it's misconfigured, destroying it and then doing it right? Trial and error, experimentation? transient convenience builds? dynamic honeypots? the possibilities are endless and so are the questions left unanswered.
Without any discussion of the distribution curve, a single value is a data point without meaning. Imagine trying to read a graph with unlabeled axes. Pretty picture, but with what meaning?
You can do better.