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Jul 20 2021

July 2021 Netskope Cloud and Threat Report

The July 2021 Netskope Cloud and Threat Report is the latest installment of our research analyzing critical trends in enterprise cloud use, cloud-enabled threats, and cloud data transfers. 

Enterprise cloud usage continues to rise, driven by collaboration and consumer apps, a continuation of a trend that started at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and continues through today, as 70% of users on the Netskope Security Cloud continue to work remotely. 

At the same time, attackers continue to abuse cloud apps as a malware delivery mechanism.  The percentage of malware delivered via cloud apps (compared to traditional websites) reached an all-time high of 68% in the second quarter of 2021.

With a potential “Great Resignation” looming, organizations are also concerned about safeguarding their sensitive data. In their last 30 days of employment, one-third of users leaving an organization uploaded three times more data to personal app instances than normal, with the cloud storage apps Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive being the top target.

Read the full July 2021 Netskope Cloud and Threat Report to learn more.

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Ray is the Director of Netskope Threat Labs, which specializes in cloud-focused threat research. His background is in software anti-tamper, malware detection and classification, cloud security, sequential detection, and machine learning.
Ray is the Director of Netskope Threat Labs, which specializes in cloud-focused threat research. His background is in software anti-tamper, malware detection and classification, cloud security, sequential detection, and machine learning.