Keep A Lid On Your AWS Cloud Goodies With Breach And Attach Simulation

Last year had its shares of big data breaches with cloud services. The heavyweight in the cloud market is still Amazon Web Services (AWS) and despite offering numerous tools and guidelines for securing data stored in the AWS cloud, customers continue to make mistakes that leave their sensitive business data exposed and vulnerable. For example, in February a contractor’s AWS misconfiguration caused a massive breach of data stored by Dow Jones. Then in October, a database snapshot created at Imperva for internal testing was left unsecured and its API key was stolen, leading to a breach of customer data. And, of course, the biggest news of all is how U.S senators are calling for an investigation concerning the massive Capital One data breach that happened in July, which allegedly involved a hacker who previously worked for AWS. So, I guess we can all breathe a sigh of relief now that 2019 is over and 2020 has now begun.