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As the cloud’s popularity grows, so does the risk to sensitive data
While the vast majority of global companies (95%) have adopted cloud services, there is a wide gap in the level of security precautions applied by companies in different markets. Organizations admitted that on average, only two-fifths (40%) of the data stored in the cloud is secured with encryption and key management solutions.
6 security risks of enterprises using cloud storage and file sharing apps
The following are six of the top risks that must be addressed when using cloud storage and file sharing apps for business.
With the rising popularity of cloud storage, and its ever-increasing versatility, it’s no surprise that enterprises have jumped on the cloud bandwagon. This powerful tool not only meets storage and computing needs, but also helps saves business thousands of dollars in IT investments. This high demand for storage has nurtured the growth of a thriving cloud service industry that offers affordable, easy-to-use and remotely-accessible cloud services.
9 Cloud Computing Security Risks Every Company Faces
And What Proactive Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Data
The worldwide cloud computing market is expected to grow to $191 billion by 2020, according to analyst firm Forrester, up from $91 billion in 2015. There are numerous advantages of cloud computing driving a secular move to the cloud; among them lower cost, faster time to market, and increased employee productivity. However, the security of data in the cloud is a key concern holding back cloud adoption for IT departments, and driving CASB adoption. Employees are not waiting for IT; they’re bringing cloud services to work as part of a larger “bring your own cloud” or BYOC movement. The Ponemon Institute surveyed 400 IT and IT security leaders to uncover how companies are managing user-led cloud adoption.
Can we trust cloud providers to keep our data safe?
Cloud computing – storing data and applications remotely rather than on your own premises – can cut IT costs dramatically and speed up your operations.
But is it safe?
Despite the rise of public cloud platforms offered by the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, less than 10% of the world’s data is currently stored in the cloud.
So what’s holding many companies back?
Potential risks related to Cloud Computing
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