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Data breaches in the cloud are mainly the fault of employees

May 08, 2019 / Sead Fadilpasic

When businesses use cloud services to store and manage data, they generally expect those services to handle data security, as well. However, a new report from Kaspersky Lab argues that in most cases, it’s the business’ employees that are to blame for data breaches. The comoants latest research found that in roughly 90 per cent of cases, it’s not the cloud provider’s fault, when a data breach occurs. A third of weaknesses are caused by social engineering techniques that affect employee behavior, while roughly 10 per cent can be blamed on the cloud provider. Even though it doesn’t state it directly, the report hints that businesses should employ ‘tailored protection’ for the cloud, indicating that ‘only’ 39 per cent of SMBs and 47 per cent of enterprises have such cybersecurity measures set up.