Compromised credentials are still the cause of almost a quarter of all data breaches, according to a new survey by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), an organization that provides education and best practices for cloud security.

The study, sponsored by security technology provider Centrify, showed that of those respondents who indicated their company reported a data breach, 22% noted that the breach was due to compromised credentials. In addition, 65% of respondents said the likelihood their company would experience a future breach due to compromised credentials was medium to high.

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