2021 Cloud Misconfigurations Report


Published November 2021


Rapid7 analyzed 121 publicly reported cloud data breaches from 2020 to learn about the commonalities and patterns tied to exposure incidents. The goal: to help organizations understand where cloud security currently stands and what they can do to stay vigilant on their cloud journeys. Here’s what we found.

  • No industry or information type is safe
  • Discover the frequency of attacks across industries and types of data exposed.
  • More incidents are being discovered by researchers instead of attackers
  • Find out what this means for disclosure and remediation.
  • The frequency and scale of data breaches keeps growing
  • Explore the causes of this trend, and whether it can be reversed.
  • The main cause of cloud breaches is misconfigurations
  • Read about why misconfigurations happen—and how to avoid them.

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