Dell Technologies 2021 Data Protection Index: 70% of respondents believe Cloud-native applications pose a risk

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Dell Technologies 2021 Data Protection Index: 70% of respondents believe Cloud-native applications pose a risk

In the recent Dell Technologies 2021 Global Data Protection Index, 70 percent of respondents in India believe that emerging technologies like cloud-native applications, Kubernetes containers, Artificial Intelligence AI and machine learning pose a risk to data protection.

With advancement in Artificial Intelligence AI across economic sectors in India, the growth of malware, ransomware, and breaches is on the rise, according to the respondents.

In the coming year, there will be three trends that define cybersecurity and data protection, according to Ripu Bajwa, Director and General Manager, Data Protection Solutions, Dell Technologies, India. There are an increase in cloud services and corresponding data protection threats, increased awareness around industry initiatives such as security orchestration, automation and response, and need for unified visibility and control.

According to the International Data Corporation IDC with today s hybrid workforce, 70 per cent of all breaches still occur on the endpoint, it is important for IT teams to increase visibility and ability to control remotely.

Industry initiatives like Cloud Security Posture Management CSPM can help ensure a consistent configuration management and establish a baseline of best practices for compliance in the coming year, according to Dell.

According to senior officials, cyber-crimes have gone up by over 500 per cent in India during the last two years during the 14th Hacking and Cybersecurity Briefing in November, 2021.