Thales on Tuesday reported that 45% of businesses it surveyed have experienced a cloud-based data breach or failed audit in the past 12 months, up 5% from the previous year.
Despite the shift to the cloud, many businesses share common concerns about the increasing complexity of cloud services as 51% of IT professionals agree that it’s more complex to manage privacy and data protection in the cloud. Additionally, the journey to the cloud has also become more complex, with the percentage of respondents reporting that a simple “lift-and-shift” migration tactic has dropped from 55% in 2021 to 24% today.
“What needs to change in our industry is the over-complexity of hybrid-cloud, trying to lift-and-shift on-premises technologies into the cloud without sufficient protection, and having a baseline of security requirements that can be adaptable regardless of cloud or technology,” Eger said. “With numbers like 45% of companies experiencing data breaches it really shows that we still have a lot of work to do to protect data and people's privacy.”