Six ways to prevent data breaches from misconfiguration

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28th February 2023

Six ways to prevent one of the most common sources of data breaches
Six ways to prevent data breaches from misconfiguration

Misconfiguration of cloud solutions is often overlooked when companies plan cybersecurity strategies and can lead to data breaches. Cloud apps are typically quick and easy to sign up for so users often assume that they don’t need to worry about security because it’s handled.  

This is a bad assumption because cloud security is a shared model. The provider handles securing the backend infrastructure. But the user/client is responsible for configuring security settings in their account.  

Here are some tips to improve your cloud security:  

  • Enable visibility into your cloud infrastructure. 
  • Restrict privileged accounts. 
  • Put in place automated security policies. 
  • Use a cloud security audit tool (Like Microsoft Secure Score). 
  • Set up alerts for when configurations change. 
  • Run regular security setting audits. 
  • Ensure each user has their own account (no sharing of accounts). 
  • Have a cloud expert check your cloud settings. 


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