According to new research from Alert Logic, there has been a 45 percent year-over-year increase in attacks on the cloud. In its Cloud Security Report 2015, the researchers pointed out that nearly 90 percent of companies are now utilizing cloud computing, meaning more people than ever are turning to the cloud. And that means hackers now have an even greater pool from which to steal information.
And as Rahul Bakshi, Alert Logic's senior director of product management, said, the more workflow is put into the cloud, the bigger the target it becomes. He added: And web applications are target-rich. There are fantastic applications that are being developed for the cloud that make our lives easier, and have great functionality and user experience. But often, there's not enough security built into these applications.
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