Analyzing current attacks closely and in-depth in order to identify repair and preventative procedures is necessary for protecting against data breaches. Recent cloud data breaches
1. 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗮 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀
The past 10 years have taught us the harsh lesson that once data leaves the organizational control plane, typically to public repositories, there is no turning back. Because of this, security owners are in charge of monitoring any potential exposure, evaluating the effects when exposure does occur, and taking appropriate action.
Data leaking is more widespread than one may imagine and is not just a problem for businesses with low-security expenditures.
2. 𝗣𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗹𝘆 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗕𝘂𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀
Regardless of whether the data is a backup, audit trail, or arbitrary file, it should always be treated as an asset and secured as such. Less privilege should always be used when granting access, and any deviation from this rule should be
3. 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬Databases are protected internal components with a variety of records or documents stored in them. Usually, they are hidden behind an application or service that makes data access possible in accordance with specified business logic. As a result, databases have the ability to implement stringent access controls and restrict network access, making sure that only service accounts or authorized workers can access them directly.
For malicious actors who are continuously looking for exposed services, databases that are accessible via the Internet, especially those that have lax authentication, are easy pickings.
4. 𝗠𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗘𝗻𝗰𝗿𝘆𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
One of the top three industry best practices for data protection is encryption, but since data protection is layered, encryption cannot be viewed as a complete security solution. The following layer must hold the line when the first is breached. This is mirrored in risk assessments and audit submissions, where each component, particularly a missing foundational layer like encryption, alters the risk score of numerous other components that make up the complete environment. How can security owners reliably qualify and test the entirety of their known and unknown environment using assumptions and shaky information in the face of widespread problems like false reporting and missing encryption?