Cloud May Not Be the Solution for Cyber Security Concerns

Dateline: May 19, 2017

Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.

For the past few weeks, we’ve shared startling statistics published in a blog at Information Week titled, Nearly 90% of organizations victim of data breaches.   Many managers believe their security concerns are eliminated if they move to the cloud, because cloud providers will make sure things are secure.  That’s not necessarily true, according to a recent study of 3000 IT security leaders summarized in this blog.  Author David Weldon writes,

One of the leading causes of the rise in data security risks is the rapid adoption of cloud computing, the study indicates.

“Enterprise cloud apps lack critical controls for data security that could significantly reduce the risk of a breach,” said Nat Kausik, chief executive officer at Bitglass, “While some organizations can identify potential leaks after the fact, few organizations can remediate threats in real time.”…

As for cloud-specific concerns, the issues that organizations are struggling with the most include data leakage (cited by 57 percent), data privacy (cited by 49 percent), confidentiality (cited by 47 percent) and compliance (cited by 36 percent).

Is moving to the cloud your remedy for cyber security concerns?  How can you make sure your systems and data are secure in the cloud?

That’s a WRAP!  Have a great weekend!

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