Rest assured that cyber criminals read Cisco’s report that cloud usage will grow significantly based on the scope of “big data and associated Internet of Things” with expectations that cloud usage as of 2015 at about “3.9 zettabytes (ZB) per year…to 14.1 ZB per year by 2020.” The November 2016 Cisco report entitled “Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2015–2020” was highlighted on Forbes November 13, 2016 article entitled “With Internet Of Things And Big Data, 92% Of Everything We Do Will Be In The Cloud” which started with these comments:

You don’t need Sherlock Holmes to tell you that cloud computing is on the rise, and that cloud traffic keeps going up. However, it is enlightening to see the degree by which it is increasing, which is, in essence, about to quadruple in the next few years. By that time, 92% percent of workloads will be processed by cloud data centers; versus only eight percent being processed by traditional data centers.

The big question is- what will you do to properly protect you cloud data?