The threat of malware is far bigger and more omnipresent than most people give it credit for. A recent study by Netskope revealed how more than one in ten enterprises use cloud-based solutions containing malware. There seems to be no escaping the malware threat in the corporate world, but it is not too late to take action yet.
Enterprise Cloud-based Solutions Are Not Perfect
More and more businesses are taking their software to the cloud. Not just because it reduced the need for deploying hardware on-site, but also due to scalability and accessibility on a wide variety of devices. But in the end, using the cloud means enterprises are giving up full control over their tools.
File sharing applications seem to be the most fertile ground for spreading malware in the cloud. This type of software is very different from torrent clients most people think of, but rather enterprise-level collaborative tools. Infecting these types of software is difficult, as it would usually involve a connection through an infected device to begin with.
Although there is an argument to be made as to how only 4.3% of the report’s findings include mobile malware, this is a staggering number. Accessing sensitive corporate information through a mobile device should be avoided at all costs unless one can assure the device is completely malware-free.
Source: Ars Technica
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