Cloud insecurity is the new normal, report finds

Misconfigured web services and risky employee behaviour continue to place organisations at high risk of data leakage in the cloud

The 2019 ‘Cloud Adoption and Risk Report’ from McAfee has been published, and some of the statistics make for very uncomfortable reading if you are a security professional. While the headline takeaway that 21 percent of files in the cloud contain sensitive data is bad enough, that the number of enterprises sharing this data via an open and publicly accessible link has risen by 23 percent over the last two years is perhaps even more concerning.

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