“Mobility and security can easily co-exist with modern data security technology that uses intelligent encryption to protect data whether it’s at rest, in motion or in use.”
With more employees using public cloud services like Box and Google Drive in the workplace, Hansen claims decision makers are not confident in their ability to control risks posed by these applications.
Nearly four in five respondents are concerned with uploading critical data to the cloud, and 58 percent are actually more concerned than they were a year ago.
According to findings, 38 percent of decision makers have restricted access to public cloud sites within their organisation due to security concerns.
At present, 57 percent of decision makers who are current cloud users, and 45 percent of those planning to use public cloud platforms, will rely heavily on cloud vendors to provide security.
Hansen says only one in three organisations cite improving secure access to public cloud environments as a key focus for their security infrastructure, yet 83 percent say that employees are either using, or will soon be using, public cloud environments to share and store valuable data.
“Security programs must enable employees to be both secure and productive, and this means enabling technology that helps them do their jobs,” Hansen adds.
“Companies can try to limit or prohibit public cloud use, but it’s more effective to use intelligent data encryption to protect corporate data wherever it may go, and reduce the risk of employees working around restrictive policies in order to be productive.”
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