(The Hosting News) – 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.