‘Firms have limited awareness of cloud native security’

06 May 2022

UK organisations have limited awareness of cloud-native security despite considering cloud-native application security a critical priority, according to cloud-native security firm Aqua Security. A survey, conducted at Cloud Expo Europe in March 2022, found that 49% of the over 100 cloud professionals polled said their limited understanding of the risks and lack of know-how was among the highest concerns relating to cloudnative security. It also discovered that less than a third of respondents (32.7%) consider cloud misconfigurations to be their biggest security concern. Among others considered riskier were malware attacks (54%), social engineering and phishing attacks (56.7%) and insider threats (32.9%). “As more applications are built and run in the cloud, it’s no surprise we’re seeing threat actors shift their focus to target cloud-native environments,” said Paul Calatayud, CISO at Aqua Security.