Cloud big­gest se­cu­rity risk to busi­ness: Kasper­sky Lab

Al­most three-quar­ters of busi­nesses have some form of cloud pres­ence to­day

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Un­con­trolled cloud ex­pan­sion is the top se­cu­rity con­cern for more than half of CISOS, a new study by Kasper­sky Lab has found. The lat­est IDG data show­ing that 73% of en­ter­prises have at least one ap­pli­ca­tion, or a por­tion of their com­put­ing in­fra­struc­ture, al­ready in the cloud. More­over, IT de­part­ments are feel­ing the pres­sure to mi­grate 100% to the cloud. It’s clear that change is hap­pen­ing, and fast, but it is not with­out risk.

Maxim Frolov, vice pres­i­dent of global sales at Kasper­sky Lab ex­plains, “Safe­guard­ing data and work­loads in the cloud en­vi­ron­ment, in ad­di­tion to supporting the na­tive se­cu­rity ca­pa­bil­i­ties of a cloud plat­form, is cru­cial. Pro­tec­tion lay­ers should there­fore in­clude: the ca­pa­bil­ity to mon­i­tor ap­pli­ca­tion be­hav­iour and ban any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity; pre­vent ex­ploits by us­ing the lat­est threat in­tel­li­gence; and find and au­to­mat­i­cally patch vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties, to safe­guard data and work­loads mov­ing across cloud in­fra­struc­ture, from threats.” De­spite its ad­van­tages, cloud com­put­ing, es­pe­cially when the cloud in­fra­struc­ture is hosted by a third-party, may also bring ad­di­tional cy­ber­se­cu­rity chal­lenges. An av­er­age data breach from an in­ci­dent in the pub­lic cloud costs an en­ter­prise $1.64m.

Frolov: Safe­guard­ing data and work­loads in the cloud is cru­cial.

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