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Why Cloud Security Risks Have Shifted to Identities and Entitlements

March 2, 2021

Identities have become the primary attack surface in the cloud. However, they remain largely unprotected because traditional security tools were designed to protect the network perimeter, not user and service accounts.

Gartner predicts that by 2023, 75% of cloud security failures will result from inadequate management of identities, access, and privileges, up from 50% in 2020. There are several factors driving these cloud security deficiencies.

A common one is dispensing too many or unnecessary entitlements. This practice provides hackers dozens, even hundreds of weaknesses to exploit.

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