Capital One agreed to pay federal regulators $80 million in August following a 2019 incident in which a breach in its cloud systems compromised the personal data of more than 100 million customers. Today’s columnist, Yaroslav Vorontsov of DataArt, offer strategies for securing cloud systems. (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Security has become a major concern for customers of cloud service storage providers as more organizations migrate sensitive data and services to the cloud. A recent Ermetic survey found that nearly 80 percent of companies had experienced at least one cloud data breach in the past 18 months, while 43 percent reported 10 or more breaches.

Based on this finding, it makes sense that users are concerned about storing their critical business data in the cloud. What are the commons security misconfigurations and setup faults prevalent in the cloud environment? And what measures should security teams take to avoid these pitfalls?

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