With public cloud security perimeters becoming boundaryless and the accelerated pace of innovation, cyber threats are rapidly increasing. Cybercrimes pose a major threat to cloud environments which are treasure troves of sensitive information. The sophistication level required to break into a cloud environment is constantly dropping owing to modern cyberattack techniques and networking among threat attackers.
Common cloud misconfigurations, remote exploitation of cloud applications, elevated permissions for cloud accounts and users, inadequate logging which leads to insufficient visibility into the cloud environment are the most common loopholes exploited by threat actors to exfiltrate data from cloud environments. As enterprises are adding a variety of cloud applications with unique and different capabilities having their own set of security requirements, it becomes challenging for them to innovate and stay secure at the same time.