Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 58 - Page 22


Vectra AI reveals cybersecurity blind spots in PaaS and IaaS environments with security survey

Vectra AI , a provider of threat detection and response solutions , has released the findings of the PaaS and IaaS Security Survey Report . The report compiled the answers of 317 IT executives all using AWS , 70 % coming from organisation of 1,000 plus employees . The findings show a rapid expansion and reliance on AWS services while simultaneously showcasing security blind spots within many organisations .

As Digital Transformation efforts continue , the survey found that AWS is becoming an even more critical component to organisations who are regularly deploying new workloads , leveraging deployments in multiple regions , and are relying on more than one AWS service . The survey found :
• 64 % of DevOps respondents are deploying new workload services weekly or even more frequently
• 78 % of organisations are running AWS across multiple regions ( 40 % in at least three )
• 71 % of respondents say that they are using more than four AWS services ( such as S3 , EC2 , IAM , etc .)
The expansion of AWS services has naturally led to increased complexity and risk with 100 % of companies surveyed having experienced at least one security incident in their public cloud environment . Gartner anticipated that over 99 % of cloud breaches will have a root cause of customer misconfiguration . Some blind spots the Vectra report uncovered include :
• 30 % of organisations surveyed have no formal signoff before pushing to production
• 40 % of respondents say they do not have a DevSecOps workflow
• 71 % of organisations say that 10 or more people can modify the entire infrastructure in their AWS
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