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April 17, 2021

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Palo Alto Networks report explores ‘explosion’ in cloud attacks amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Charlie Mitchell / April 6, 2021

A new report from the threat intelligence team at Palo Alto Networks finds a major increase in cyber attacks on cloud-based services, a trend that sharply escalated as COVID-19 struck and government and private-sector entities rapidly shifted to remote work and increased reliance on the cloud amid the pandemic.

“Organizations globally increased their cloud workloads by more than 20% (between December 2019 and June 2020), leading to an explosion of security incidents. Our research shows that cloud security programs for...


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