Russian state-sponsored threat actor Nobelium recently attacked Microsoft and hacked numerous accounts using a password-spray attack. This allowed them to access a test account and gain access to Microsoft corporate email accounts, including senior leaders. After gaining access, they were able to operate within Microsoft’s infrastructure for more than two months before being discovered.

This indicates a total unawareness of how infrastructure and applications are behaving at runtime, highlighting the importance of runtime data in cloud security.

Leveraging runtime data is the key to securing your cloud infrastructure and applications. With runtime insights, you can identify anomalous human and machine activities and suspicious behavior in real time and quickly take steps to block it, rather than finding out days – or in Microsoft’s case – months later.

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