• April 10, 2018

Cloud Compliant, Yet Still Vulnerable to Breach

Cloud Compliant, Yet Still Vulnerable to Breach

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It’s not uncommon for us to see highly compliant cloud environments–like Azure or AWS, for example–riddled with technical security vulnerabilities that expose businesses to serious security risks. And, what’s worse is that most of these vulnerabilities would negate all other high-level data center and operational security controls you might already have put in place to “protect” your business.

In these presumably resilient cloud environments, we’ve seen business fall victim to vulnerabilities such as the following:

  • SQL injection due to lack of application input validation
  • Weak web application passwords
  • Missing — and exploitable — Web server patches
  • Lack of monitoring, alerting and real-time blocking of attacks

If these environments are secure because they’re “compliant,” then who’s looking out for the real flaws that create most of the problems? The answer is often: no one. Shadow IT aside, many larger enterprises have security testing under control. However, for most small to mid-size organizations, that’s not so much the case, and it means those organizations are putting themselves at serious risk when they don’t necessarily have to.

My father always told me “you don’t know what you don’t know,” and that couldn’t ring more true regarding the above. It’ll be next to impossible for companies leveraging these solutions to defend any claim of due care if the proper security reviews are not taking place in the cloud environment.

At Trapp Technology, we’ll help you look at your current cloud deployment, much like we have for the Modern Instrument Museum, Mohave Community College, and Ceasars Entertainment who reside in Azure and/or AWS to identify current security vulnerabilities.

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If you’d like to learn more about our security services, or if you’d be interested in a cyber threat assessment to uncover any security challenges you may be facing, you can request a meeting here. To speak to a representative directly, please call (877) 942-2568 or email sales@trapptechnology.com and we’ll be in touch.

 

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