In the 1H 2016 Shadow Data Report, Elastica Cloud Threat Labs analyzed over 108M documents stored in popular file sharing apps like Office 365 and Box, and found that 23% of them were broadly shared – that is shared broadly within the organization or externally. Of these, 12% were found to contain compliance related data, such as PII, PCI, PHI, and source code.

With partners, third parties and even employees rushing to deploy cloud apps and services – often without the knowledge or sanction of IT – the risk to companies from compliance violations resulting from the mishandling or leakage of this data will only continue to increase.

This whitepaper provides a concise overview of cloud compliance regulations, potential costs and risks of violating them, and the critical steps necessary to ensure cloud data compliance.