CompuCom Survey: Risk of Data Breaches and Malware Injections

Top Cloud Security Concerns

PLANO, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 24, 2017 – According to a new survey from CompuCom Systems, Inc. (“CompuCom®”), a leading technology infrastructure services company, the majority of IT professionals surveyed (36 percent) believe data breaches or malware injections pose the greatest risk to cloud security, more than account hijacking, insider threat or a number of other hazards. The online poll collected responses from 533 IT professionals across multiple industries from January 12 – February 23, 2017.

The cloud computing market is susceptible to multiple threats including data breaches, data loss and insecure application programming interfaces (APIs). The world cloud security market is expected to reach $8.9 billion by 2020, according to a report by Allied Market Research, with a CAGR of 23.5 percent from 2015 to 2020.1 

“With an increasing number of organizations reaping the benefits of the cloud and more joining those ranks every day, security remains far and away IT’s biggest concern,” said Chris Opat, SVP of Cloud Technology Services at CompuCom. “While IT departments understand the importance of cloud security in fending off breaches and malware attacks, many don’t know where to begin in building a strong security infrastructure. It’s critical that they make it a priority before they – or their customers – fall victim to a breach or malware attack.”

Respondents to the CompuCom poll answered the question, “What is your biggest concern around cloud security?” 
Data breaches/malware – 36% 
Hijacking of accounts – 24%
Lack of end-user education – 20%
Insider threat – 6%
Insecure application programming interfaces (APIs) – 6%
Abuse of cloud services – 4%
Inadequate diligence – 4%
Total votes: 533

“CompuCom offers leading-edge solutions in security event monitoring to help enterprises identify and halt threats before they become a breach,” noted Opat. “CompuCom’s Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) services – based on McAfee® Enterprise Security Manager – offers enterprise, commercial and small- and medium-sized businesses with industry-leading security event management, correlation and advanced analytics. CompuCom delivers an exclusive, comprehensive managed IT service that is smarter, safer and more affordable.”

About CompuCom
CompuCom Systems, Inc., a global company headquartered in North America, provides IT managed services, infrastructure solutions, consulting and products to Fortune 1000 companies committed to enhancing their end users’ experience. Founded in 1987, privately held CompuCom employs approximately 11,500 associates. For more information, visit

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1 Allied Market Research, “Cloud Security Market,”
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