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Research Reports

Unit 42 Cloud Threat Report, Vol. 3

Identity & Access Management: Never Trust, Always Verify

Learn How to Protect Your Cloud Accounts From IAM Misconfigurations

Cloud is now the dominant platform for enterprise application development. Based on data from the 2020 State of Cloud Native Security Report, up to 64% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud in just the next 24 months.

As architectures shift to take full advantage of cloud native technologies, governing identity and access management (IAM) will become an even more critical component of cloud security. In this latest report, Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 cloud threat researchers have undertaken major new research on IAM in an ongoing effort to assess the security posture of cloud infrastructure.

Overall, the findings indicate that identity misconfigurations are prevalent across cloud accounts and represent a significant security risk to organizations, which can lead to costly data breaches.

Download the full Cloud Threat Report for insights on:

  • IAM misconfigurations that can lead to multi-million dollar data breaches.

  • The methods attackers use to silently perform reconnaissance, as well as a look at common threat actors themselves.

  • Updates to ongoing research into cloud native security trends, including a look at cryptojacking operations and tools.

Read the report and find out how to take action!