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  • Voltaire Staff

Cloud services at major risk of cyberattacks in India: Survey


A multinational cyber security firm has identified cloud resources as the biggest targets for cyberattacks in India.

 Thales, a French company, on Thursday released the 2024 Thales Cloud Security Study, which is an annual assessment of the latest cloud security trends, threats, and upcoming risks.


The study based its conclusions on a survey of nearly 3,000 IT and security professionals spread across 18 countries in 37 industries, according to a statement.


"The study was based on a global survey of 2,961 respondents, aimed at professionals in security and IT management," the company said. "Cloud security spending now tops all other security spending categories." it added.


According to Thales, in India, nearly half (46 per cent) of respondents reported that all the corporate data stored in the cloud  to be sensitive and 37 per cent of participating organisations to have seen a cloud data breach in India --  with 14 per cent of them in the last one year alone.


The company said human error and misconfiguration are the root cause of these breaches at 34 per cent), exploiting previously unknown vulnerabilities second at 32 per cent,  exploiting known vulnerabilities at third at 21 per cent, and lastly failure to use multi-factor authentication at 11 per cent, it stated.


"As the use of the cloud continues to be strategically vital to many organizations, cloud resources have become the biggest targets for cyber-attacks, with cloud storage (30%), SaaS applications (30%), and Cloud Management Infrastructure (28 %) cited as the leading categories of attack in India," the statement said.

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