Cloud biggest security risk to business: Kaspersky Lab
Almost three-quarters of businesses have some form of cloud presence today
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.