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Top Threats to Cloud Computing: Pandemic 11 Deep Dive
Top Threats to Cloud Computing: Pandemic 11 Deep Dive
Who it's for:
  • Cloud security practitioners and enthusiasts
  • Compliance, risk, and technology staff
  • Executive management

Top Threats to Cloud Computing: Pandemic 11 Deep Dive

Release Date: 10/17/2023

Working Group: Top Threats

This publication reflects on eight recent cloud breach cases, presented as both a detailed narrative and a threat model. The threat model format provides an attack-style synopsis of the threat actor including the relevant cloud computing vulnerabilities, business and technical impacts, and end controls and mitigations, deriving actionable insights to benefit cloud users, builders, and defenders. Additionally, each of the cases is mapped to the cloud security threats outlined in the Top Threats to Cloud Computing Pandemic Eleven publication released in 2022, as well as applicable Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) controls and key takeaways. 

The analysis of these breaches produced observations on the prevalence of modern cloud security risks, the growing impact of identity and supply chain on cloud security, and the changing profile of threat actors targeting cloud services. Security practitioners and technology leaders are encouraged to use these breach case studies and insights to start their own internal analysis, comparisons, and discussions.

Breaches Covered:
  • Okta (2022)
  • Dropbox (2022)
  • US Department of Defense (2023)
  • Uber (2022)
  • Minecraft Log4j (2022)
  • Codecov (2021)
  • Portuguese & Brazilian Embassies - APT29 (2022)
  • LastPass (2022)



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Acknowledgements

Jon-Michael Brook
Jon-Michael Brook

Jon-Michael Brook

Jon-Michael C. Brook is a certified, 25-year practitioner of cybersecurity, cloud, and privacy. He is the principal contributor to certification sites for privacy and cloud security, and has published books on privacy. Jon-Michael received numerous awards and recognition during his time with Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Symantec, and Starbucks. He holds patents and trade secrets in intrusion detection, GUI design, and semantic data redaction...

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Alexander Getsin
Alexander Getsin

Alexander Getsin

Alexander Stone Getsin is a financial technologies security leader with particular expertise and interest in cloud security, secure application design, and security governance. Alex is the lead author of industry security best practices, particularly with the Cloud Security Alliance, Top Threats research group, and the (ISC)2 Israeli Chapter, which he helps champion as a co-chairman. Alex leverages a decade of experience in finance, militar...

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Oren Yeger
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Oren Yeger

Owner & CSO, Cybricks.io

Founder | CSO | (ISC)² Israel Chapter Cloud Security Chair | Speaker | AWS Community Builder | DPO | CISSP | CCSK

Expert in Securing Financial industries in their journey to the cloud along side developing the C2M2 levels journey & CSPM plans

I have build a Cloud Security program in 4 companies 2 of them are Fortune 50 companies

I Drove the deployment and configuration of DSM encryption appliances to 4 geo locations in E...

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