The Best Way to Prevent Cloud Misconfiguration

Are you sure your cloud has been properly configured? If not, you could be at risk. Let's talk about the best way to prevent cloud misconfiguration. 

In this video, we will be discussing the main cause of cloud breaches... misconfiguration. And the six ways you can prevent misconfigurations and keep your cloud systems secure. 

Cloud Misconfigurations

The cloud has become an essential part of modern business operations, and it is important to ensure it is secure. 

Misconfigurations can happen to just about anyone and they lead to significant security vulnerabilities. 

According to a recent report, misconfigurations are the main cause of cloud breaches. In fact, 95% of cloud security failures can be attributed to human error and misconfiguration. 

Misconfigurations occur when a cloud system is not set up correctly, leaving it vulnerable to attack. 

Six Ways You Can Prevent Misconfiguration:

  1. Automate Configurations

When you automate your cloud configurations, you help reduce human error and ensure that systems are set up correctly and according to best practices.

By using automation tools, you can enforce certain security policies and eliminate the risk of manual configuration errors.

  1. Implement Security Best Practices

Speaking of best practices, implementing security best practices is crucial to preventing misconfigurations. 

This includes using strong passwords (we suggest a password manager for that), enabling multi-factor authentication, and limiting user access to sensitive data.

The last thing you want to happen is an employee getting phished and exposing your entire network.

  1. Monitor Cloud Activity

Monitoring and logging your cloud activity is how you are able to detect when a misconfiguration or other security vulnerabilities happens. 

When you regularly review your logs, you are more likely to quickly identify and respond to potential threats. 

  1. Use Access Controls

We mention controlling access, but access controls limit user access to sensitive data and can be a big help in preventing misconfigurations.

By setting up access controls, you can ensure that only authorized users have access to sensitive data. 

  1. Schedule Regular Audits 

Regularly auditing your cloud configurations can help you identify and fix configurations before exploitations. 

When you schedule yourself to review your cloud configurations on a regular basis, you can ensure that they are set up correctly and are in compliance with security best practices. 

  1. Train Your Employees on Cloud Security

We mention that human error is the leading cause of misconfiguration and therefore data breaches.

Training employees on cloud security is a crucial step in preventing misconfigurations.

While training employees on security best practices, they should be aware of the potential risks that come with misconfigurations.


To sum everything up, preventing misconfiguration in the cloud is essential to the security of your data and systems.

By following the six ways discussed in this video, you can reduce the risk of misconfigurations and prevent security vulnerabilities. 

Remember to always stay vigilant and regularly review your cloud configurations.

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