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Research Reports

Executive Summary: Unit 42 Cloud Threat Report, 2H 2021

Secure the software supply chain to secure the cloud

Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 cloud threat researchers wanted to understand how supply chain attacks occur in the cloud. To gain insight into this growing threat, they analyzed data from a variety of public data sources around the world. Additionally, they executed a red team exercise at the request of a large SaaS provider against their software development environment. 

Unit 42’s findings indicate that many organizations are still not where they need to be to achieve supply chain security in the cloud. In this edition of the Unit 42 Cloud Threat Report, our researchers explain how supply chain attacks in the cloud can occur and provide actionable recommendations organizations can adopt to protect their software supply chains.

Keep up with the latest cloud threat research with a sneak preview of their findings in this executive summary.