According to the 2023 Thales Global Cloud Security Study, around 39% of businesses experienced a data breach in their cloud environment in 2022, a 4% increase compared to the previous year. The study, which surveyed nearly 3000 IT and security professionals across 18 countries, found that human error was the leading cause of cloud data breaches, accounting for 55% of incidents. This was significantly higher than the next highest factor identified by respondents, which was the exploitation of vulnerabilities at 21%.
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