Data Breaches Rise as Organizations Shift to the Cloud


Cloud Requires a New Approach to Security

As more and more organizations make the move into public clouds, a corresponding rise in cloud data breaches has followed, according to an IDC survey of 200 security decision-makers in the U.S.

The survey found nearly all (98%) of the companies surveyed had experienced at least one cloud data breach in the past 18 months, compared to 79% last year.

Meanwhile, 67% reported three or more such breaches, and 63% said they had sensitive data exposed. Nearly 6 in 10 respondents said they consider lack of visibility and inadequate identity and access management (IAM) security a major threat to their cloud infrastructure.

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