Concerns over cloud security are on the rise, and apparently for good reason. New research from cloud enablement solution Netskope revealed that only one in ten cloud apps are secure enough for use within the enterprise.
Netskope found that businesses are using an average of over 613 cloud apps (up from 579 in the previous quarter) despite the fact that the majority of software poses a high risk of data leakage. The company showed that 15% of logins for business apps used by organizations had been breached by hackers. Over 20% of businesses in the Netskope cloud actively used more than 1,000 cloud apps, and over 8% of files in corporate-sanctioned cloud storage apps were in violation of DLP policies, source code, and other policies surrounding confidential and sensitive data.
"2014 left an indelible mark on security -- between ongoing high-profile breaches and the onslaught of vulnerabilities like Shellshock and Heartbleed, CSOs and CISOs had more on their plate than ever," said Sanjay Beri, CEO and founder, Netskope.
"These events underscore the sobering reality that many in the workforce have been impacted by data breaches and will subsequently use compromised accounts in their work lives, putting sensitive information at risk. Employees today have shifted from thinking of apps as a nice-to-have to a must-have, and CISOs must continue to adapt to that trend to secure their sensitive corporate and customer data across all cloud apps, including those unsanctioned by IT."