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Cloud + Threat Report Aug 2020 - Netskope

Netskope has released the latest edition of the Netskope Cloud and Threat Report, which reveals a massive shift in user behavior and increased risk as personal use of managed devices becomes ubiquitous.

The number of people working remotely has more than doubled, and changes in user behavior have been dramatic as work and life have mixed together. Driven by this new age of remote work, the application landscape is changing, opening the door to cloud-enabled threats.

Key Findings

  • Network Inversion: The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated network inversion by more than doubling the number of people working remotely.

    • 80% increase in the use of collaboration apps as remote workers sought to remain connected with their colleagues.

    • 2% increase in the total number of cloud apps being used in the average enterprise.

  • Personal Use of Managed Devices: When working remotely, the lines have blurred between business and personal use as employees are much more likely to use their devices for personal reasons and engage in risky activities.

    • Personal use of devices increased by 97%

    • Use of risky apps and websites increased by 161%.

  • Cloud Threats: Attacker cloud adoption continues to grow, with the two most common techniques being cloud phishing and cloud malware delivery.

    • Cloud malware delivery increased its lead over web malware delivery by 4 points, to 63%.

    • The most popular cloud apps continue to be the apps most abused by attackers.

  • Insider Threats: 7% of all users uploaded sensitive corporate data to personal instances of cloud apps. This put sensitive data at risk of inappropriate use and theft.


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