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Check Point exposes yet more shared responsibility misunderstandings for cloud security

February 22, 2019 / James Bourne

Almost one in five organisations polled by cybersecurity solutions provider Check Point Software say they have been victim to a cloud security incident over the past year, while more than a quarter still believe security is the responsibility of the cloud provider.These and other worrying findings have appeared in Check Point’s latest study. The 2019 Security Report, of which this is the third instalment and combined data with survey responses from IT professionals and C-level executives, also found more than half (59%) of IT respondents polled did not use mobile threat defences.The report pulls no punches in regard to its analysis. The first section, titled ‘cloud is your weakest link’, explores how cloud services are vulnerable across three main attack vectors; account hijacking, malware delivery, and data leaks. Citing Dome9 – acquired by Check Point last year – in a study last year which found 91% of organisations were concerned about cloud security, t...