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OpsCompass says cloud-related breaches affected over 50% of companies

The 2021 State of Cloud Security Posture Management Report by OpsCompass found that among 253 IT professionals in the US, 55% said they were the targets by at least one cloud-related security breach, 2% said they were not aware of being breached or not and 43% replied that they had not yet been the victim of a cloud-related attack, according to Solutions Review.

OpsCompass says the likelihood of cloud-related breaches increases as firms expand their cloud usage, despite many companies having inadequate security measures for cloud-based technology.

The survey showed that 45% of companies identified ransomware, cryptojacking and malware as the cloud security threats that they are most concerned about, while 55% said they were worried about malicious insiders, compromised accounts and configuration errors. Thirty-five percent of respondents said they would be somewhat surprised if, in the event of a security breach, their organization would be featured in the news.

“These findings confirm what we’ve observed firsthand -- cloud security is a major challenge. Operations teams are managing increasingly complex cloud infrastructure and are hyper-concerned about misconfigurations and configuration drift resulting in security gaps and potential breaches,” said OpsCompass founder and Chief Technology Officer John Grange.

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