Confidential Cloud Computing For Organizations

Organizations are failing cloud security Less than half of organizations using cloud computing services have clearly defined for the protection of confidential or sensitive information standards, and 56 percent say their boss is not careful enough to the time to share this information with third parties in the cloud, says a study by Ponemon.

According to a study, only a third of confidential data is encrypted in SaaS

In addition, only 34 percent of sensitive data on software platforms as a service (SaaS) is encrypted, while 49 percent of all cloud services and 47 percent of all stored corporate data in the cloud are beyond the scope of IT departments.

However, in the two years since the last report of Ponemon, there has been an increase in IT professionals report that their department is aware of all cloud applications, platforms and infrastructure services in use increasing up to 54 percent of respondents compared to 45 percent in 2014. This is a marked increase in global visibility of cloud services.

The study found that the expansion of computing services cloud storage causes of vulnerabilities within organizations, as well as in the management of confidential information.

Security Study 2016 Global Cloud Data was compiled by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of the digital security company Gemalto. We surveyed more than 3,400 IT professionals and IT security in nine countries around the world, including the US, UK and Germany.

“Security in the cloud remains a challenge for companies, especially in the treatment of privacy regulations and data protection,” said Dr. Larry Ponemon the president and founder of the Ponemon Institute.

“To ensure that the rules are complied with, it is important that companies provide for the deployment of technologies such as encryption, tokenization and other cryptographic solutions to secure sensitive data transferred and stored in the cloud.”

Although more than half of respondents (54 percent) said it is still more difficult to protect data using cloud services, the percentage has dropped from 60 percent recorded two years ago.

Fifty-three percent of the professionals surveyed said it is more difficult to control or restrict end-user access to data in the cloud.

Seventy-seven percent said identity management is more difficult in the cloud on the premises.

“Organizations have moved to the cloud for their advantages in cost and flexibility, but are still struggling to maintain control of their data and compliance in virtual environments,” said Jason Hart, vice president and chief technology data protection Gemalto.

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