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News: Cloud insecurity is the new normal, report finds

Davey Winder, security journalist
Misconfigured web services and risky employee behaviour continues to place organisations at high risk of data leakage and regulatory noncompliance, according to a report from McAfee.

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.

While it would require security teams having access to all cloud storage, as well as personal cloud storage not being employed by users, "continuous and automated monitoring is the only way to avoid misconfigurations and loss of sensitive data," argues Sergio Loureiro, director of cloud solutions at Outpost24.

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