A Review of 21,000 Cloud Environments
Securing workloads in public clouds requires a different approach than that used for traditional data centers. The need to operate security at cloud speed, respond to continuous change, adapt at scale, and operate with a new operating model all require a dramatic shift in the type of security solution required by today’s operation.
The reality of the risks of operating workloads in the cloud is highlighted in this research conducted by Lacework. In early June 2018, Lacework discovered more than 21,000 container orchestration and API management systems on the Internet, and these results highlight the potential for attack points caused by poorly configured resources, lack of credentials, and the use of non-secure protocols.