Waltham, Mass., April 16, 2015 – CloudLock today unveiled its key findings of its first “Cloud Cybersecurity Report: The Extended Perimeter”, a new industry analysis from CloudLock examining more than 750 million files, 77,500 apps and six million users in the cloud.
While businesses are clearly embracing the power of cloud applications with each organization collaborating with an average of 865 other organizations - internal users, external collaborators and third-party apps are dramatically increasing the threat surface for new cloud cyberattacks. CloudLock research indicates that nearly one in four employees, unknowingly or not, violates corporate data security policy in public cloud applications. On average, each organization has a staggering 4,000 instances of exposed credentials. These usernames and passwords were either accessible across the entire company, externally, or, in the most severe cases, publicly - a cybersecurity attack waiting to happen.
“The growth of the cloud and the corresponding expansion of the perimeter is staggering. It creates a monumental challenge for IT professionals looking to protect their enterprises from emerging cloud cyberattacks all while staying out of the way of users and allowing them to embrace the collaboration opportunities it provides,” said Ayse Kaya Firat, director of customer insights and analytics at CloudLock. “It’s only through an analysis of what data is truly important, coupled with an increase in user education and empowerment, that security can keep up with the rise of the cloud.”
CloudLock’s analysis uncovered exponential growth in cloud collaboration, including:
The Extended Perimeter
Cloud Cyber Security Risk on the Rise
Corporate Cloud Cyber Security Defense Strategies
Cloud application providers are taking great strides in securing access at the infrastructure layer and have never been more secure. So risk does not stem from the fact that cloud applications are used. Rather, risk is a product of neglecting the extension of the perimeter introduced by cloud applications. At the center of the expanded perimeter is the user, intersecting data, user profiles and applications. Security professionals can not only keep up with the increased security demand of the cloud but can actually align security with the business strategy of their organizations.
To download the CloudLock Data Security Report, please visit: Cloud Cybersecurity Report: The Extended Perimeter
CloudLock is the cloud-native CASB and Cloud Cybersecurity Platform that helps organizations securely leverage cloud apps they buy and build. CloudLock delivers security visibility and control for SaaS, IaaS, PaaS and IDaaS environments across the entire enterprise in seconds. Founded by Israeli Elite Cybersecurity Military Intelligence experts, the company delivers actionable cybersecurity intelligence through its data scientist-led CyberLab and crowdsourced security analytics across billions of data points daily. CloudLock has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as the fastest growing security product company in the U.S. and by Glassdoor as one of the top 3 best places to work in the U.S. Learn more at www.cloudlock.com.
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