SaaS usage is growing.

97The reported use of SaaS applications has expanded, with the mean rising to 97 applications, increasing the number of points of use where data must be secured.

SaaS applications garnered the most votes as the leading targets for attackers (ranked first as a target by 38%), followed closely by cloud-based storage (ranked first as a target by 36%).


Digital sovereignty issues around cloud usage loom large on multiple fronts.

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Respondents report high use of cloud provider-dependent encryption key management, alongside growing concerns about sovereignty mandates.

83%are concerned about impacts of sovereignty on cloud deployments.