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One in three CISOs view cloud as a security risk

November 27, 2018 / Adam Shepherd

The cloud may be powering a great deal of business transformation, but many security leaders aren't entirely happy about it, as new research reveals that one-third of CISOs view the cloud as their biggest security risk.According to a study of 250 global CISOs and security leaders conducted by Kaspersky Lab, 30% of survey participants ranked cloud computing as the security risk that they were most worried about. This outranks both legacy IT and insider threats, which were listed as the top the top concern by 12% and 10% of CISOs respectively.To be more specific, it's not just cloud computing in general that was identified as a potential danger, but cloud computing and "uncontrolled cloud expansion" by different departments and lines of business within the organisation. This could imply that CISOs are concerned about the potential security risks introduced by HR, finance and other departments procuring their own IT on an as-a-service model, without any oversight from th...