Netskope: Malware On The Rise In Cloud Apps Blessed By Enterprise IT Departments (CRN)


Cloud security vendor Netskope released its latest report Thursday assessing Software-as-a-Service usage for the first quarter of 2016, revealing a surge in the amount of malware discovered lacing the cloud-based applications sanctioned by enterprise IT departments.

The Netskope Cloud Report found that, on average, from January through March, 11 percent of its customers discovered malicious software in apps approved for business use. And more than a quarter of those tainted files were shared with other users — or with the public — according to the report.

In its previous study looking at the three months closing out 2015, Netskope reported that 4.1 percent of enterprises had “e-discovered” malware in their sanctioned apps.