A new quarterly report on enterprise cloud app usage found that malware is increasingly found in enterprise cloud apps, infecting an average of 11% of permitted cloud applications.
The report, from Netskope, also found that of the discovered malware files, 26% are shared publicly or with internal and external users.
The worldwide cloud report found, on average, the number of cloud applications an enterprise uses increased to 935 cloud apps from 917 cloud apps last quarter.
The report found that the amount of malware contained in cloud apps almost tripled over the last year. Overall, enterprise use of cloud apps is growing across sectors.
Microsoft Office 365 continues to dominate business productivity apps. Microsoft's business applications—including Outlook, OneDrive for Business, Sharepoint, Yammer and Lync—took five of the top 20 spots for cloud apps businesses use.
The report also found that 75% of cloud apps do not comply with upcoming European Union Data protection regulations. Though the measures are particular for data housed in the EU, compliance standards remain a concern for any business using cloud applications. As more modern updates to privacy legislation are enacted, business will have to ensure they fall inline with worldwide regulations.