Cloud threats – what we should know
Cloud-enabled threats can be identified in all kill chain phases in over 1,600 apps and represented almost 50 % of the threats detected in 2019. In 2020, cloud adoption attacks continued to increase. The most common techniques were cloud phishing and cloud malware delivery. Cloud malware delivery versus web malware increased from 4 % to over 60 % between 2019 and 2020. Attackers focus their activities on apps and platforms that are used most by users. SaaS has become the main target of attacks that use trusted domains and valid certificates to evade traditional defenses. In traditional approaches, such apps are often allowed by means of whitelists, which makes the situation even worse.
Personal device usage increased 97% between 2019 and 2020. The use of risky apps and websites increased by 161%.