Cloud Security Report

The rapidly evolving cloud landscape presents organizations with complex challenges in effectively managing and securing their cloud infrastructure, necessitating the adoption of comprehensive solutions to mitigate risks and safeguard critical assets.

This 2023 Cloud Security Report is based on a comprehensive survey of 1052 cybersecurity professionals in April 2023, to gain insights and reveal trends in cloud security management, highlighting the pressing challenges faced by organizations and providing guidance for enhancing cloud security posture.

Key Survey Findings Include:

  • Multi-Cloud Security Challenges and Concerns: As cloud adoption is increasing, with 39% of respondents having more than 50% of their workloads in the cloud, a majority of organizations struggle with the skills gap for cloud security deployment (58%) and ensuring data protection (52%) in multi-cloud environments. Security concerns remain high, with 76% of respondents being extremely or very concerned about cloud security.
  • Cloud Security Incidents: 24% of respondents experienced a public cloud-related security incident, with misconfigurations, account compromises, and exploited vulnerabilities being the top incident types.
  • Cloud Configuration and Security Policy Management: 62% of organizations use cloud-native tools for configuration management, while 29% utilize dedicated CSPM solutions. A significant 72% of users have to access three or more separate security solutions to configure their cloud policies, causing cloud management and security issues. A substantial 70% of organizations have six or more security policies in place.