Cloud Misconfigurations Aren’t Just Risky - They’re Expensive

Cost is one of the key drivers for businesses choosing to move their architecture and operations to the cloud. In fact, it’s regularly stated to save between 30-50% off the organizational bottom line. The growth in cloud adoption is speeding up year on year, but fast-paced digital transformation initiatives and aggressive cloud migration timelines go hand in hand with an increased risk of errors and cloud security vulnerabilities.

The Unique Challenges of Cloud Configuration

Even if you have vast experience as an IT architect, configuring a dynamic environment like the cloud is not simple. There is little to no standardization between different architectures, platforms or applications, and you’ll need multiple skills to complete any single project, such as load balancing, optimization, security and networking - to name a few.

You will need to start with knowledge of how to configure dozens of default settings, policies and tools to control your assets according to best practices. Lastly, you’ll have to manage all of this and more under the canopy of the Shared Responsibility Model, of which many organizations fail to truly understand their part.

Just one mistake or misconfiguration, and you could be a single step away from a devastating data breach or cyber-attack.

Our CEO and Co-founder Vladi Sandler is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, and recently spoke out about the true costs of cloud misconfigurations, including taking a deep dive into:

> How long it takes an average misconfiguration to be discovered, and what can happen in the meantime.
> The true cost of cloud breaches, and which misconfigured cloud assets are responsible for these attacks.
> Four additional costly results of cloud misconfigurations that could eliminate any potential cost savings on the cloud.

Security alone is likely to push you towards deploying smart cloud-native security tools that provide visibility and control over your cloud and Kubernetes environments.

However, if you’re looking for a way to accurately run the numbers, and prove the ROI of an intelligent security visualization technology like Lightspin to the rest of the c-suite,
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About Lightspin

Lightspin’s contextual cloud security protects cloud and Kubernetes environments from build to runtime and simplifies cloud security for security and DevOps teams. Using patent-pending advanced graph-based technology, Lightspin empowers cloud and security teams to eliminate risks and maximize productivity by proactively and automatically detecting all security risks, smartly prioritizing the most critical issues, and easily fixing them.

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