Secure cloud apps now: Netskope shows the problems – and the solutions

First to Ray Canzanese, Threat Research Director at Netskope Threat Labs:

“Attackers are increasingly abusing business-critical cloud apps to spread malware by bypassing inadequate security controls. That’s why organisations need to scan HTTP and HTTPS traffic, including traffic for popular cloud apps – both business and personal! – for malicious content.”

The key findings of the Netskope study

Essentially important: Compared to 2021, the number of users uploading content to the cloud in particular increased. According to the study, over 25 per cent of users worldwide uploaded documents to OneDrive on a daily basis. Five percent did so on Google Gmail and another five percent on Microsoft SharePoint. And this is exactly the issue. This is exactly where the problem lies.

Enabling secure access today and tomorrow

Netskope’s clear message: remote and hybrid workplaces still present a number of challenges when it comes to cybersecurity. Companies must now ask themselves how they can grant their users scalable and, above all, secure access to corporate resources. Netskope specifically advises the following measures in this regard:

  • Enforce granular policy controls to restrict data flow. Policies need to be adapted according to device, location and risk.
  • Implement multi-layered inline threat protection for all cloud and web traffic.
  • Enable multi-factor authentication for unmanaged enterprise applications.

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