Cloud Security, Cloud Security

VMWare report: Shift to remote work driving cloud security measures

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

Jill Aitoro leads editorial for SC Media, and content strategy for parent company CyberRisk Alliance. She 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy.

Get daily email updates

SC Media's daily must-read of the most current and pressing daily news

By clicking the Subscribe button below, you agree to SC Media Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.