Nightfall’s Cloud Security Newsletter 3/24/20




In Nightfall’s Trends in Cloud Security Newsletter, we review the top stories and developments in cloud security. Some of this issue’s highlights include:

Read these stories and other timely cloud security stories below.

Incidents in the Cloud

800Gb of possible Census Bureau data (tax records,etc) leaked. Check your data
The CyberNews research team uncovered an unsecured database owned by an unidentified party, comprising 800 gigabytes of personal user information.The database in question was left on a publicly accessible server and contained more than 200 million detailed user records, putting an astonishing number of people at risk.

Unprotected Elasticsearch Server Leaks 5 Billion Records
Around 5,088,635,374 records (more than five billion) were exposed after a U.K.-based security firm inadvertently exposed its “Data breach Database”, which stored huge information related security incidents from 2012 to 2019, without password protection.

Printing company exposes 343GB of sensitive military data
UK Printing company Doxzoo inadvertently exposed 343GB of data through a misconfiguredAmazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket, including sensitive information said to relateto branches of the UK and US military. Potentially more than 100,000 users were affected by the data leak.

Blisk web developer browser exposes user data via misconfigured database
The Blisk browser, a Chromium-based web browser for web developers has suffered a data leak with the records of 2.9 million users exposed via a misconfigured online database. Discovered by security researchers at vpnMentor, the data was exposed by a misconfigured Elasticsearh database.

Strategies for Securing the Cloud

Coronavirus Poll Results: Cyberattacks Ramp Up as Work from Home Takes Hold
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the globe and Americans are told to isolate from others, many organizations are sending employees home to work. While most respondents in a Threatpost poll this week said they feel prepared from a security standpoint for this transition, a fifth of them said theyre still struggling with the process.

Business continuity: Coronavirus crisis puts CIOs’ plans to the test
As the COVID-19 coronavirus rattles industries, it’s more important than ever for IT leaders to ensure employees have the tools they require to work remotely and securely. “When traditional channels and operations are impacted by the outbreak, the value of digital channels, products and operations becomes immediately obvious,” according to Gartner analyst Sandy Shen.

Grow Your Business With an Evolving Cloud Security Strategy
Sometimes the fog is so thick that you can barely see what is in front of you or within your environments. When you move to the cloud, security and visibility are two things you absolutely cannot downplay. The cloud is ever-developing, and the only way to grow your business in the long term is to have the right security strategy around your cloud environment.


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