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.
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.
18% of the documents uploaded to cloud-based file sharing and collaboration services contain sensitive data.
Employees at the average enterprise collectively perform more than 2.7 billion unique actions in cloud services each month.
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.
Insider threats: 94%
Compromised accounts: 79%
Privileged user threats: 58%
Data exfiltration: 50%
32% of IT professionals ignore alerts because many of them are false positives.
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.
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.
Microsoft Azure: 30%
Google Cloud Platform: 14%
IBM SoftLayer: 3%
69% of cloud services are either approved or permitted by corporate IT departments, and 31% of services are not allowed.