Of all the vulnerabilities an organization’s system has, the majority sit within its cloud environment, a new report from cybersecurity researchers Unit 42, part of Palo Alto Networks, has found.
As per the report, four in five (80%) of all flaws reside in the cloud. Of those flaws, the most common ones are web framework takeover (22%), remote access services (20%), and IT security and networking infrastructure (17%).
The researchers also noted that it’s the newest solutions that are most often the most vulnerable. Almost half (45%) of all high-risk, cloud-hosted exposures in any given month were not there a month before. To make matters worse, cloud providers are quite volatile – Unit 42 estimates that some 20% of all accessible cloud services change at least once a month.