How the Work-From-Home Shift Impacts SaaS Security

SaaS Security

The data is in. According to IBM Security’s 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report, there is a 50% increase in cloud usage for enterprises across all industries. The number of threats targeting cloud services, predominantly collaboration services like Office 365, has increased 630%.

Moreover, 75% of respondents report that discovery and recovery time from data breaches has significantly increased due to remote work during the pandemic. Although organizations can save over $1 million if they discover a breach in the first 30 days, the average reported response time was a whopping 280 days.

In the remote-work world, SaaS apps have become an enticing vector-of-choice for bad actors. Just think of the typical employee, working off-site, untrained in security measures, and how their access or privileges increase the risk of sensitive data being stolen, exposed, or compromised.

However, it doesn’t have to be that way — a company’s SaaS security posture can be strengthened, and SaaS configuration weaknesses can be avoided. SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM), as defined by Gartner, is critical to the security of today’s enterprise.

As Gartner’s own Tom Croll asserts in 3 Steps to…

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