2021 Cloud Misconfigurations Report

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.