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2015 Cloud Security & Risk Benchmarks Report

  • Tuesday, November 03, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST (2015-11-03 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Brandon Cook, John Pescatore


  • SkyHigh Networks

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The number of cloud applications in use at enterprises has seen a meteoric 111% rise in the last two years, from an average 545 in 2013 to 1,154 in Q3 2015.

Which categories of cloud services are seeing the fastest adoption -- and what security challenges have arisen from this pervasive and viral use of cloud services?

Join Skyhigh Networks and the SANS Institute for a webinar discussing the key findings from Skyhigh's Cloud Adoption & Risk Report. Published in Q4 2015, the findings are based on anonymized data from over 500 enterprises and 23 million users across all major industries including government, financial services, and technology.

We'll review hard data on cloud security and answer questions that should guide Cloud Security strategies, including:

  • Which categories of cloud services are most popular and on the rise?
  • How much sensitive data is uploaded to cloud services?
  • What is the prevalence of insider threats?
  • What are the most common security & compliance risks that enterprises face?
  • How are leading organizations addressing cloud security challenges?

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

Brandon Cook

Brandon Cook leads the product marketing team at Skyhigh Networks and has over a decade of experience in the tech industry identifying and developing new markets. Prior to Skyhigh, Brandon worked at Sequoia Capital, Symantec, Clearwell (acquired by Symantec), and IBM. As a regular contributor to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) events and blogs and author of the quarterly Cloud Adoption and Risk Report, he has expertise in "shadow IT", cloud security, cloud governance, and cloud regulatory compliance. Brandon holds a B.S. in Economics from Duke University.

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