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Cloud Security Is a Moving Target

February 2, 2018

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Cloud risks have filled the news cycle of late, but the real cloud security landscape is nothing like the headlines would have you believe.

For example, serverside ransomware attacks, despite their high public profile, account for only about 2 percent of recorded incidents, according to Alert Logic’s “2017 Cloud Security Report.” In contrast, nearly three-quarters of security events involve attacks on web applications.

The study asserted that the public cloud is actually fairly secure. In fact, according to the report’s data, organizations using on-premises solutions experienced 51 percent more security incidents than firms that operate in the public cloud. Private and hybrid clouds, however, still have their fair share of security gaps.

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