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Cloud data

1 - Cloud Security Creates Channel OpportunitiesCloud Security Creates Channel Opportunities

Cloud security requires a different approach and a new portfolio of technologies, and that offers channel partners the opportunity to act as a guiding hand.

2 - Cloud Services IncreaseCloud Services Increase

The average organization analyzed in the report uses 1,427 cloud services to upload 18.5 TB of data to the cloud, an increase of 24% over the same quarter in 2015.

3 - Sensitive Data Is SharedSensitive Data Is Shared

18% of the documents uploaded to cloud-based file sharing and collaboration services contain sensitive data.

4 - Unique ActionsUnique Actions

Employees at the average enterprise collectively perform more than 2.7 billion unique actions in cloud services each month.

5 - Under AttackUnder Attack

The average company reports 23 cloud-related security incidents each month, with more than half originating from malicious or negligent insiders. That’s an 18% increase year over year.

6 - Monthly ThreatsMonthly Threats

Insider threats: 94%

Compromised accounts: 79%

Privileged user threats: 58%

Data exfiltration: 50%

7 - Alert FatigueAlert Fatigue

32% of IT professionals ignore alerts because many of them are false positives.

8 - Risky ControlsRisky Controls

Only 20% of cloud providers support multifactor authentication; 17% delete data immediately on account termination; 9% encrypt data at rest; and 0.8% encrypt data with customer-managed keys.

9 - Ownership IssuesOwnership Issues

Just 42% of cloud providers specify that customers own the data they upload to the service, and only 9% commit to not sharing data with third parties.

10 - Top IaaS PlatformsTop IaaS Platforms

Amazon: 36%

Microsoft Azure: 30%

Google Cloud Platform: 14%

IBM SoftLayer: 3%

Rackspace: 3%

11 - Cloud GovernanceCloud Governance

69% of cloud services are either approved or permitted by corporate IT departments, and 31% of services are not allowed.