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You've got 99 problems when it comes to public cloud compliance – but cryptojacking may not be one

December 14, 2018 / James Bourne

If cloud is part of the conversation for organisational digital change, then cloud security will forever be not far behind. According to new research from Unit 42, compliance needs to be stepped up, yet cryptojacking may be on the decline. The company – the threat intelligence arm of Palo Alto Networks – put together analysis based on existing threats to cloud security over the second half of 2018, focusing on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud environments. The majority of findings predictably belied the spirit of the festive season. Almost one in three (29%) organisations assessed had potential account compromises, while more than two in five (41%) access keys had not been rotated at all over the past three months. It only takes a brief glance at recent industry headlines and trends to come to the conclusion that any organisation could be at risk. Indeed, while the concept of shared responsibility for cloud security must again be emphasised &ndash...