Kaspersky Lab: ‘Cloud business growth is at risk’

According to new research from Kaspersky Lab, 35% of businesses said they are unsure if certain pieces of corporate information are stored on company servers or cloud providers.

With cloud services enabling companies to take advantage of key technologies, it’s no surprise that 78% of businesses are already using at least one Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based platform.

When it comes to IaaS, the report found that nearly 49% of enterprises and 45% of SMBs are looking to outsource IT infrastructure and processes to third parties.

‘Cloud services with no strategy’

The report also found, for many organisations, the speed of adoption and lure of cost and operational savings has been to the detriment of security, with many using cloud services with no strategy in place for the security of their information.

However, with 42% of businesses not feeling adequately protected from incidents affecting their cloud service provider and 24% of businesses experiencing a security incident affecting the IT infrastructure hosted by a third party over the last year – a reliance on cloud providers to provide complete protection could be a risky strategy.

‘Protecting cloud infrastructures’

Alessio Aceti, head of enterprise business at Kaspersky Lab, said: “Kaspersky Lab has proven experience in protecting cloud infrastructures. Our cyber security portfolio is ‘cloud-ready’ and is already supporting our existing customers in their transition from on-premise data centres to private and public clouds and hybrid infrastructures with multiple solutions and applications, all centrally managed.

“Today’s rapid pace of digital transformation is bringing more efficiency and flexibility to business operations, but it is also presenting new security challenges that put business agendas in danger.”

Written from press release by Leah Alger