Public cloud security is a major concern for 75% of enterprises, according to Check Point. Cloud misconfigurations were the cause of nearly 40% of all breaches, with stolen or compromised credentials the cause. Sunburst’ supply chain compromise attacks breached over 18,000 government and private-sector technology organizations worldwide via a backdoor embedded in their SolarWinds network management software. The Sunburst attacks were the largest and most significant cyber-attacks ever. Taking unearned privileges is a significant change in the nature of cloud security, their root causes, and consequences over the past year.