New Report Reveals Organizational Focus on Securing Physical Devices Ignores 97% of Assets Stored on the Cloud

Organizations are slowly starting to come to grips with the kinds of security issues that they are facing in a rapidly advancing technological world, but they might be misdirecting their resources in this regard. Much of the security policy progress that a number of major organizations have managed to take part in has involved focusing on physical devices, but that can be a mistake because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up ignoring the very real threat to cloud based storage.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that JupiterOne just released a brand new report which may very well be the first of is variety in that it involved the largest analysis of cyber assets and their security so far. This report combed through data from almost 1,300 organizations, and it managed to acquire and incredible 372 million data points which were then analyzed in order to uncover the level of cybersecurity enterprises have managed to acquire.

It turns out that 97% of the findings that this report compiled came from assets that were stored on cloud databases instead of physical ones. This includes things like apps, hosts as well as various containers that organizations might use. Indeed, according to this study, around 90% of all assets are stored on the cloud, with only 10% of devices being physical such as PCs and the like.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, it seems that only just over 28% of security policies are cloud specific. This indicates a vast gulf between what organizations need to be doing and what they are actually involving themselves in. Such a trend is truly a cause for concern, and it might suggest that organizations are failing to realize just how significant their cloud based assets are for them. A modernized approach is required which might involve organizations reworking where their true priorities lie in order to protect what actually matters for them.

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