Within the increased adoption of private and public cloud platforms, cybercriminals are launching a more significant number of attacks via the cloud.
According to a recent Security Intelligence Report from Microsoft, attacks on the Azure Cloud platform increased 300 percent in the first quarter of 2017. Similar data from SkyHigh Networks found that 7 percent of Amazon’s S3 servers were exposed. The cloud presents a desirable target for cyberattacks because of the massive attack surface and the number of potential targets that are accessible — multiple companies with large numbers of employees, all with varying levels of protection.'A 2017 study by Forrester Research reveals that cloud security spending is expected to reach $3.5 billion by 2021, with a CAGR of 28%' ~@bbabineauClick To Tweet
Many of those companies are unaware of just how vulnerable they are. Public cloud providers protect their platforms, but customers are still responsible for the security of their data, applications, network, operating systems, data encryption, and other potential attack vectors.