Intelligent CIO North America Issue 15 - Page 28


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

Vectra AI ’ s PaaS & IaaS Security Survey Report , reveals new security blind spots companies are missing and showcases an increased dependence on AWS .

Vectra AI 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 organizations of 1,000 + employees .

The findings show a rapid expansion and reliance on AWS services while simultaneously showcasing security blind spots within many organizations .
As Digital Transformation efforts continue , the survey found that AWS is becoming an even more critical component to organizations that 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 organizations are running AWS across multiple regions ( 40 % in at least three )
• 71 % of respondents say 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 .
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