Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Vulnerabilities / Threats

1/11/2019
11:00 AM
Connect Directly
Twitter
LinkedIn
Google+
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Who Takes Responsibility for Cyberattacks in the Cloud?

A new CSA report addresses the issue of breach responsibility as more organizations move ERP application data the cloud.

When cloud data is breached, who is responsible? A new Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) report poses the question at a time when companies are moving enterprise resource planning (ERP) application data to the cloud and expect cloud-focused cyberattacks to increase in 2019.

The study, "Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Applications and Cloud Adoption," was conducted by CSA and sponsored by Onapsis. Researchers polled 199 managers, C-level executives, and staff from businesses in the Americas (49%), APAC (26%), and EMEA (25%).

They found 69% of organizations plan to migrate their data for popular ERP applications to the cloud and use major cloud infrastructure-as-a-service providers. Nearly 90% of respondents say the applications they plan on migrating to the cloud are business-critical. Respondents in the Americas (73%) and APAC (73%) were most likely to report migrating business-critical applications to the cloud compared with those in EMEA, where regulations like GDPR interfere with enterprise plans for tech investments, cloud services, and third-party policies.

The biggest benefit of moving to the cloud, respondents say, is scalability of new technologies (65%). Their next given reason is lower cost of ownership (61%), followed by security patching and updating from the provider (49%). Obstacles to cloud adoption, they say, include moving sensitive data (65%), security (59%), and compliance challenges (54%).

On a positive note, companies are taking steps to protect cloud-based ERP applications with identity and access controls (68%), firewalls (63%), and vulnerability assessment (62%).

But attackers' capabilities are evolving alongside businesses' security moves. More than half of survey respondents expect security incidents in the cloud to increase over the coming year.

Their thoughts prompt questions about who is accountable for cyberattacks in the cloud. Sixty percent of participants say they believe cloud services providers are responsible for breaches, but 77% say it's the organization's responsibility to secure their ERP applications. Third parties hold the least amount of accountability and responsibility for cloud breaches, the data shows.

"The cloud computing ecosystem is maturing rapidly and business-critical applications, such as ERP solutions, are being moved to cloud environments," said John Yeoh, director of research, Americas, for the Cloud Security Alliance, in a statement. "With this shift, organizations are starting to explore the question of whether a cloud environment might alleviate traditional challenges that business-critical applications normally face."

Regardless of their cloud providers, businesses planning a migration must implement security from the start and in phases throughout the project. Onapsis studies have found that implementing security in each phase of the migration could save businesses more than five times their implementation costs, said Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen, Onapsis CTO.

Related Content:

Kelly Sheridan is the Staff Editor at Dark Reading, where she focuses on cybersecurity news and analysis. She is a business technology journalist who previously reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft, and Insurance & Technology, where she covered financial ... View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
skalra
50%
50%
skalra,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/16/2019 | 10:20:22 PM
Shared responsibility
All the more reason why shared responsibility should be taken seriously. There is no shared hopefulness; organizations must harden their security posture while maintaining an environment friendly to the goals promised by the cloud. 
REISEN1955
50%
50%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
1/14/2019 | 3:23:43 PM
Woz
Anybody remember when Steve Wozniak - the savant of all time - said " there is no security in the cloud."   Yeap, he was right as he was about almost everything. 
Where Businesses Waste Endpoint Security Budgets
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  7/15/2019
How Attackers Infiltrate the Supply Chain & What to Do About It
Shay Nahari, Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArk,  7/16/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
Current Issue
Building and Managing an IT Security Operations Program
As cyber threats grow, many organizations are building security operations centers (SOCs) to improve their defenses. In this Tech Digest you will learn tips on how to get the most out of a SOC in your organization - and what to do if you can't afford to build one.
Flash Poll
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
Your enterprise's cyber risk may depend upon the relationship between the IT team and the security team. Heres some insight on what's working and what isn't in the data center.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-13961
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-18
A CSRF vulnerability was found in flatCore before 1.5, leading to the upload of arbitrary .php files via acp/core/files.upload-script.php.
CVE-2019-13962
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-18
lavc_CopyPicture in modules/codec/avcodec/video.c in VideoLAN VLC media player through 3.0.7 has a heap-based buffer over-read because it does not properly validate the width and height.
CVE-2019-10101
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-18
OECMS v4.3.R60321 and v4.3 later is affected by: Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF). The impact is: The victim clicks on adding an administrator account. The component is: admincp.php. The attack vector is: network connectivity. The fixed version is: v4.3.
CVE-2019-10102
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-18
MailCleaner before c888fbb6aaa7c5f8400f637bcf1cbb844de46cd9 is affected by: Unauthenticated MySQL database password information disclosure. The impact is: MySQL database content disclosure (e.g. username, password). The component is: The API call in the function allowAction() in NewslettersControlle...
CVE-2019-10102
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-18
Open Information Security Foundation Suricata prior to version 4.1.3 is affected by: Denial of Service - TCP/HTTP detection bypass. The impact is: An attacker can evade a signature detection with a specialy formed sequence of network packets. The component is: detect.c (https://github.com/OISF/suric...