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One percent of employees account for 75 percent of cloud risk

By Ian Barker


Cloud risk

Cloud security specialist CloudLock has released a new report looking at the risks of user behavior to businesses using cloud systems.

It reaches the startling conclusion that just one percent of users account for 75 percent of the security risk. The top one percent of users are responsible for 57 percent of file ownership, 81 percent of files shared, 73 percent of excessively exposed files and 62 percent of app installations.


Understanding the composition of this one percent of users is crucial for security teams. Often it includes super-privileged users and software architects, as well as machine-based identities (such as applications with programmatic access) that grant access privileges and archive data.


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