Cloud Security

VMWare report: Shift to remote work driving cloud security measures

June 3, 2021
The recent Global Security Insights report by VMWare Carbon Black found 80% of respondents saying that the volume of malicious attacks has increased since last year and is strongly linked to the rise in remote-working employees, Computer Weekly reports. In line with the rise in cloud-based attacks, which became the most-used channel according to the report, chief information security officers have greatly shifted their focus to cloud-first security measures, with 98% saying they have already implemented or are planning to implement one. Meanwhile, 61% of respondents said they have recognized the need to adopt a different view toward security because of the increased threat surface that the cloud created. “The race to adopt cloud technology since the start of the pandemic has created a once-in-a-generation chance for business leaders to rethink their approach to cyber security,” said Rick McElroy, principal cyber security strategist at VMware. The report found that 63% of respondents wanted to pre-empt attacks through increased visibility over apps and data, while 60% were wary of the threat of cyber attacks once they launch a new app to the market.
Jill Aitoro

SC Media Editor in Chief Jill Aitoro has 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy. She also serves as editorial director at SC Media’s parent company, CyberRisk Alliance. Prior to joining CRA, she worked at Sightline Media as editor of Defense News and executive editor of the Business-to-Government Group. She previously worked at Washington Business Journal and Nextgov, covering federal technology, contracting and policy, as well as CMP Media’s VARBusiness and CRN and Penton Media’s iSeries News.

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