Cloud-Enabled Threats Rising

According to Netskope – – cybercriminals see the cloud as an effective method to subvert detection.

“We are seeing increasingly complex threat techniques being used across cloud applications spanning from cloud phishing and malware delivery to cloud command and control and ultimately cloud data exfiltration,” said Ray Canzanese, Threat Research Director at Netscope.

Implications for the enterprise are substantial as 89% of enterprise users are in the cloud and use at least 1 cloud app every day. These include cloud storage, collaboration and webmail apps.

Research from Netscope is showing that security defenses must “understand thousands of cloud apps to keep pace with attackers and block cloud threats. For these reasons, any enterprise using the cloud needs to modernize and extend their security architectures”, said Mr. Canzanese.