Remote Work @ Risk – August 2020 Cloud and Threat Report – Netskope


The Netskope Cloud and Threat Report – August 2020

Netskope has released the latest edition of the Netskope Cloud and Threat Report, which reveals a massive shift in user behavior and increased risk as personal use of managed devices becomes ubiquitous.  This brief presentation provides some key talking points.

We have seen the number of people working remotely has more than doubled, and changes in user behavior have been dramatic as work and life have mixed together. Driven by this new age of remote work, the application landscape is changing, opening the door to cloud-enabled threats. With this report, we can educate organizations on the risks associated with cloud applications and offer advice on how they can move forward with their transformation, securely.

The new report is an useful source of actionable information for security decision makers — and a great sales tool for our partners. To help you drive more new conversations and start new sales opportunities, we’ve provided a few ways for you to share this important new report.  See below to get the report, share it via the HTML email we created for you, or share the report on social media.


Key Customer Takeaways

  • Customers who download the report will have a grasp on the most compelling trends on enterprise cloud service and app use, web and cloud-enabled threats, and cloud data migrations and transfers.
  • Customers will understand more about the risks associated with cloud applications and offer advice on how they can move forward with their transformation, securely.


Key Findings

  • Network Inversion: The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated network inversion by more than doubling the number of people working remotely.
    • 80% increase in the use of collaboration apps as remote workers sought to remain connected with their colleagues.
    • 2% increase in the total number of cloud apps being used in the average enterprise.
  • Personal Use of Managed Devices: When working remotely, the lines have blurred between business and personal use as employees are much more likely to use their devices for personal reasons and engage in risky activities.
    • Personal use of devices increased by 97%
    • Use of risky apps and websites increased by 161%.
  • Cloud Threats: Attacker cloud adoption continues to grow, with the two most common techniques being cloud phishing and cloud malware delivery.
    • Cloud malware delivery increased its lead over web malware delivery by 4 points, to 63%.
    • The most popular cloud apps continue to be the apps most abused by attackers.
  • Insider Threats: 7% of all users uploaded sensitive corporate data to personal instances of cloud apps. This put sensitive data at risk of inappropriate use and theft.

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