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Cloud Security Report: It's Still Misconfiguration, Misconfiguration ...

Misconfiguration was still the No. 1 cause of cloud security incidents last year, says a report from Check Point Software Technologies.

State of the Cloud 2022: Azure Usage Surpasses AWS

"Data from this year's survey indicates Azure seems to be either closing the gap -- or has slightly surpassed -- AWS with some users."

CNCF Finds Prometheus Top Cloud Observability Choice

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) conducted a cloud native observability survey that found its own projects accounted for the top three most popular offerings, starting off with Prometheus.

Once a Security Problem, Open Source Now a Solution, Report Says

Red Hat was surprised by this finding from its new report on open source software in the enterprise: It's now seen as a benefit, when it was a big security problem not that long ago.

No. 1 Cloud Computing Cost Saver: Resource Reservations

"The most important cost savings that you can do in the cloud is resource reservation," says Joey D'Antoni, principal consultant at Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting.

Data Protection Report: Most Orgs Suffered Ransomware Outage

A new data protection report from Veaam shows the tremendous impact of ransomware and other cybersecurity attacks currently plaguing the IT industry.

Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise Preview Now Open to All

The joint VMware/Microsoft Java enterprise offering, Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise, is now open to all in a public preview after a five-month private preview.

Threat Actors Organize: Welcome to Ransomware Inc.

"Many people still think of a ransomware actor as the proverbial 400-pound hacker in his mom's basement -- nothing could be further from the truth," says in-the-trenches security expert Allan Liska.

CNCF: Kubernetes Has 'Crossed the Chasm' to Become Mainstream

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has published its sixth annual cloud native survey, finding that Kubernetes has finally gone mainstream.

VMware Details Malware Threats in Linux Multi-Cloud Implementations

While Windows is generally seen as the most malware-vulnerable OS, cloud computing is mostly done on Linux, so VMware has published a threat report about malware in Linux-based multi-cloud environments.

App Security Report: Open Source Code Still 'Blessing and a Curse'

A new Veracode report on application security finds that while things are generally getting better, some persistent problems remain, including the use of flawed open source and third-party code libraries.

Microsoft: Need for MFA 'Cannot Be Overstated'

Even though identity and MFA are top-of-mind cybersecurity concerns these days, Microsoft data indicates most organizations are still unprotected against identity attacks.

Hit by Cyberattack? Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help

When you've been hit, insurance companies won't be eager to help. ISPs usually are, though.

After Vendor Hype, Forrester Publishes Its Own Definition of 'Zero Trust'

Decrying "hype" and a "highly subjective, self-serving perspective" shaping of the term Zero Trust by security vendors, the analyst firm that first coined the term, Forrester Research, has published its own definition.

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Microsoft Poll: 95% See Hybrid/Multi-Cloud Already 'Critical to Success'

Microsoft sponsored a survey of IT pros and decision-makers to reaffirm the industry consensus about the importance of multi-cloud and hybrid cloud enterprise implementations.

Google Cloud Compares Blockchain to Open Source/Internet, Forms New Team

Google Cloud announced the formation of a new Digital Assets Team for blockchain technology, whose rise it compared to that of open source and the internet.

Despite 'Perceived Risk,' Edge Deployments Mature: AT&T Report

AT&T published a report on Securing the Edge, finding that despite perceived risks, enterprise edge deployments have momentum and are at a surprisingly high level of maturity.

Epic DDoS Fail: Azure Cloud Fends Off 'Largest Attack Ever Reported in History'

"In November, Microsoft mitigated a DDoS attack with a throughput of 3.47 Tbps and a packet rate of 340 million packets per second (pps), targeting an Azure customer in Asia. We believe this to be the largest attack ever reported in history," Microsoft reported last week.

Feds Publish Zero Trust Plan

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published a strategy to move the government to a Zero Trust cybersecurity model.

Hackers Target Microsoft 365 'Legacy Authentication' 10x More than MFA, Report Says

Just in case the drumbeat to adopt Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) hasn't sunk in yet, a new report from Okta reveals that organizations using Microsoft 365 "Legacy Authentication" (like passwords) are much more likely to be attacked by hackers.