Cloud Adoption and Risk Report

Work From Home Edition

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In January 2020, the world began a dramatic shift to working from home which required a new set of tools, primarily delivered from the cloud. As cloud service adoption increased, so did threats targeting cloud accounts. McAfee tracked cloud adoption and risk in the first months of 2020, uncovering a new reality that security professionals must understand to protect their remote workforce.

Key Findings

  • Overall enterprise use of cloud services spiked by 50% with manufacturing and financial service companies increasing the most
  • Collaboration services saw an increase of up to 600% in usage. Not surprisingly, education is driving this increase, while government and financial services closely follow.
  • External attacks on cloud accounts increased 630%, with the transpiration, government, and manufacturing verticals most affected.
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