EDITOR ’ S QUESTION
HOW CAN ORGANISATIONS ACHIEVE EFFECTIVE CLOUD SECURITY ?
the cloud . itglass has released its 2020 Cloud Security Report , which uncovers whether organisations are properly equipped to defend themselves in
TO ADDRESS MODERN CLOUD SECURITY NEEDS , ORGANISATIONS SHOULD LEVERAGE MULTI-FACETED SECURITY PLATFORMS THAT ARE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE AND CONSISTENT SECURITY FOR ANY INTERACTION .
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 .
Almost all respondents ( 93 %) were moderately to extremely concerned about the security of the public cloud . The report ’ s findings suggest that organisations are struggling to use cloud-based resources safely .
For example , a mere 31 % of organisations use cloud Data Loss Prevention ( DLP ), despite 66 % citing data leakage as their top cloud security concern .
Similarly , organisations are unable to maintain visibility into file downloads ( 45 %), file uploads ( 50 %), DLP policy violations ( 50 %) and external sharing ( 55 %) in the cloud .
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 recognising 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 , organisations should leverage multi-faceted security platforms that are capable of providing comprehensive and
79 % OF ORGANISATIONS ALREADY BELIEVE IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO HAVE SUCH A CONSOLIDATED SECURITY PLATFORM ; NOW THEY JUST NEED TO CHOOSE AND IMPLEMENT THE RIGHT ONE .
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 organisations already believe it would be helpful to have such a consolidated security platform ; now they just need to choose and implement the right one .” www . intelligentdatacentres . com