6 Ways to Prevent Misconfiguration (the Main Cause of Cloud Breaches)

6 Ways to Prevent Misconfiguration (the Main Cause of Cloud Breaches)

The misconfiguration of cloud solutions is often overlooked when companies plan cybersecurity strategies. Many users assume that cloud security is entirely handled by the solution provider, but this is an incorrect assumption. Misconfiguration is the number one cause of cloud data breaches and refers to negligent behavior in configuring security settings and practices. Causes of misconfiguration include a lack of adequate oversight and controls, negligent insider behavior, and not enough expertise in cloud security. To reduce the risk of cloud data breaches, it’s important to enable visibility into your cloud infrastructure, restrict privileged accounts, put in place automated security policies, use a cloud security audit tool, set up alerts for when configurations change, and have a cloud specialist check your cloud settings. These measures will help improve your cloud security and lower your chances of a data breach.