The evolution of cloud technologies has ushered in a new era of opportunities, but with it comes a unique set of challenges, particularly in the realms of configuration and network security. This talk will shed light on the modern practices and strategies essential for safeguarding cloud environments against configuration missteps and network vulnerabilities. We'll dissect real-world scenarios where configuration errors led to breaches and delve into network risks that are often overlooked. By exploring tools, protocols, and best practices, attendees will gain insights into fortifying their cloud infrastructures. Join us on this journey through the intricacies of cloud security, ensuring that your organization remains resilient in the face of ever-evolving threats.