A new study released by Alert Logic found that public cloud environments are more secure than hybrid or private clouds and on-premises networks.

These findings are based on an analysis of more than 2.2 million security events from more than 3,800 Alert Logic customers between August 2015 and January 2017.

According to this data, public cloud environments experienced an average of 405 security incidents, hybrid networks experienced roughly 1,000 incidents, private cloud environments experience 684 incidents, and on-premises network experience 612 incidents.

The most common security incident customers experienced was SQL injection reconnaissance, followed by Joomla web application attacks and SQL injection.

Web application attacks are the most common, followed by brute force, reconnaissance, and advanced malware attacks. In terms of web attacks, 80% of incidents involved SQL injection or remote code execution. Joomla, WordPress, Apache Struts, and Magento are the most targeted content management systems and e-commerce platforms found by Alert Logic.

While Alert Logic found that only 2% of incidents represented advanced malware attacks, the company said it had seen an increase in server-side ransomware attacks.

Now, saying public cloud environments are more secure than that of private or hybrid in all environments may be a bit of a stretch, but Alert Logic claims, “ We know that within our customer base, we less frequently see malicious activity in public cloud environments, even though web application is one of the most dominant workloads there.”  


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