Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 16 - Page 32

EDITOR ’ S QUESTION

HOW CAN ORGANIZATIONS ACHIEVE EFFECTIVE CLOUD SECURITY ?

Bitglass has released its 2020 Cloud Security Report which uncovers whether organizations are properly equipped to defend themselves in the cloud . resources safely . For example , a mere 31 % of organizations use cloud data loss prevention ( DLP ), despite 66 % citing data leakage as their top cloud security concern .

Bitglass surveyed IT and security professionals to understand their top security concerns and identify the actions that enterprises are taking to protect data in the cloud .
Similarly , organizations are unable to maintain visibility into file downloads ( 45 %), file uploads ( 50 %), DLP policy violations ( 50 %) and external sharing ( 55 %) in the cloud .
Almost all respondents ( 93 %) were moderately to extremely concerned about the security of the public cloud . The report ’ s findings suggest that organizations are struggling to use cloudbased
The report also found that many still try to use tools like firewalls ( 44 %), network encryption ( 36 %), and network monitoring ( 26 %) to secure the use of the cloud – despite 82 % of respondents recognizing that such legacy tools are poorly suited to do so and that they should instead use security capabilities designed for the cloud .
“ To address modern cloud security needs , organizations should leverage multifaceted security platforms that are capable of providing comprehensive and consistent security for any interaction between any device , app , web destination , on-premises resource or infrastructure ,” said Anurag Kahol , CTO at Bitglass .
“ According to our research , 79 % of organizations already believe it would be helpful to have such a consolidated security platform ; now they just need to choose and implement the right one .”
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