Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report 2018

Oracle and KPMG
Cloud Threat Report 2018

A groundbreaking security study by Oracle and KPMG on the challenges and opportunities realized along the journey to the cloud.

This report covers the most important security and compliance issues, as identified by your peers, in today’s hybrid cloud organizations.

Key Findings

Key Findings of Cloud Security Challenges, Threats, and Insights

The Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report 2018 is the inaugural global survey of cloud security challenges, threats, and insights from security practitioners and decisions makers. This report compiles the findings from organizations across the globe that center on one common theme: that the cloud has created a strategic imperative to keep pace at scale.

Due to the rapid increase of users, applications, data, and infrastructure, we have witnessed an expanded attack surface that cybercriminals can more easily exploit. This report highlights these risks and identifies the best practices organizations can take to reduce their exposure.

Cloud Confidence

Confidence About the Cloud Has Improved Among Professionals

Respondents in this year’s survey shared a high degree of overall confidence in the cloud, which was evident in the data that showed a large percentage of sensitive information is now categorized as cloud-resident. There also was increased confidence that cloud services were just as secure as on premises, which is leading to more businesses than ever leaning forward with a cloud-first methodology.

Top Security Challenges

Top Data Security Challenges

Respondents shared that some of their top security challenges include an increasingly complex and varied threat landscape (phishing, malware, and exploits), followed by the challenges of consolidating, analyzing, and responding to threat-specific events. This also extends to how organizations respond to violations in cloud usage by employees.

In addition, the survey highlights that there is confusion about the role their CSP plays in the shared security responsibility model, leading to increased risk and exposure when organizations are not prepared to pick up where the CSP leaves off.

A Deeper Look into Cloud Security Threats

Organizations face many challenges in enabling a secure journey to the cloud. While this report highlights a wide swath of information, we continue to create additional opportunities to take a deeper look into the findings of this groundbreaking survey with the development of focused briefs, summary findings, topical webcasts and events, and an ongoing online conversation in our Oracle Cloud Security Blog (below).

Cloud Threat Report: Securing ERP
Cloud Threat Webcast Series

Progress due to emerging technologies, cybersecurity threats, and risk resulting from growth means that IT must keep pace at scale. Find out how to protect and grow your organization in the cloud with confidence.

Cloud Threat Report Summary
Cloud Threat Report Summary

Read about the main findings and key statistics observed in the new Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report, 2018.

Latest News and Blogs
Latest News and Blogs

Learn about the latest news and opinions from key contributors in the Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report, 2018.

The State of Cloud Security: Keeping Pace at Scale
The State of Cloud Security: Keeping Pace at Scale

This Infosecurity hosted roundtable allows you to hear from the key contributors of the Cloud Threat Report, and learn how the findings impact your organization today.


About the Report

About the Cloud Threat Report

The survey was conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group, with key analysis and contributions by Oracle and KPMG. Published in April 2018, the report provides insights from 450 security leaders and decision makers involved in executing cloud strategies.
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