In 2023, companies experienced a significant increase in the number of new software-as-a-service (SaaS) assets, highlighting the growing importance of enhancing security protocols to protect against potential breaches [2].


In 2023, companies generated an average of 286,000 new SaaS assets weekly, representing a 189% surge from the previous year [4]. By the end of 2023 [1] [2] [4], companies managed an average of 22.8 million SaaS assets [4]. The report emphasized the prevalence of insider threats [4], with one in six employees sharing company data through personal email accounts [1] [4]. Key areas of focus included insider threats [4], data exposure [3] [4], outdated access permissions [3] [4], and over-permissioned third-party OAuth apps [3] [4]. Centralized [4], automated data access controls for SaaS applications were recommended to mitigate these risks.


Companies must prioritize bolstering their security strategies and adopting proactive measures to safeguard their data assets in the face of increasing insider threats and potential breaches. This underscores the urgent need for enterprises to enhance their security protocols to protect their brand reputation and business outcomes [2].