Application attacks against clouds up 45%

Application attacks against clouds jumped 45 percent last year

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Application attacks against clouds jumped 45 percent last year, according to a new report from Houston-based cloud security firm Alert Logic, Inc.

The report was based on an analysis of one billion security events in the IT environments of more than 3,000 enterprise customers, and showed that 78 percent saw incidents of application attacks last year, up from just 48 percent the year before.

"The increase doesn't surprise us because more and more companies are moving to the cloud," said Rahul Bakshi, Alert Logic's senior director of product management.

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