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Software Failures and Cyber Security

Software failures are often a result of later additions to existing code which introduces a series of complications and problems. For a security professional any software which is released too early with a lack of rigorous testing is a nuisance that could cause a serious cyber security breach.
Multiple software revisions for fixing problems followed by a sequence of patches introduces vulnerabilities to previously working components.

Increased cloud adoption and cyber security

Cloud configuration is a specialised process that requires training and knowledge. A poorly configured cloud workload poses cyber threats that at a worst case could lead to a data breach. Secondly, IT security teams should have an early intervention in the testing process of any cloud setup. A misconception remains whereby organisations fail to test cloud implementations using the vigorous methods usually applied to an on-premise deployment.