The lack of visibility into the expanded cloud attack surface is a fast-growing problem that is only getting worse. Although we have seen misconfigurations in the cloud before, the Capital One breach is a sobering reality check for the security industry. We need to vastly improve threat detection and response in cloud environments.
The attack behaviors associated with the Capital One breach that occurred in March 2019 are consistent with other data breaches with one exception: It transpired quickly over two days due to the attacker’s familiarity with specific Amazon Web Service (AWS) commands.
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