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Cloud Security Blind Spots: Detecting and Fixing Cloud Misconfigurations

Dec 11, 2020

Identifying and fixing security gaps in a cloud architecture may not appear very different from doing the same for on-premise environments. But there are a variety of nuanced differences that can be easy to overlook.

Some result from the ephemeral nature of cloud workloads; others are the product of services unique to the cloud, like identity and access management (IAM); or some may result tooling, such as infrastructure-as-code (IaC).

This guide helps organizations by:
• Identifying the cloud security blindspots that they may be overlooking within their cloud environments
• Walking through a number of common configurations oversights that affect cloud infrastructures, explaining why they can lead to serious vulnerabilities
• Offering tips for designing cloud architectures and technology stacks that protect against the risk of misconfiguration


Palo Alto Networks l Prisma Cloud