Organisations are holding back on Cloud-based security

Enterprises are adopting the cloud much faster than their security teams can keep up – and misunderstanding about cloud environments is pervasive.

Enterprises are adopting the cloud much faster than their security teams can keep up – and misunderstanding about cloud environments is pervasive.

Published on InfoSecurity | By Tara Seals

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The 2018 Enterprise Cloud Trends Report from iboss surveyed IT decision makers and office workers in US enterprises and found that 64% of IT decision makers believe the pace of software as a service (SaaS) application adoption is outpacing their cybersecurity capabilities.

Combined with growing pressures from shadow IT and mobile employees, 91% of IT decision makers agree they need to update security policies to protect their cloud-first environment.

However, there are also misconceptions when it comes to how much of a threat these challenges are. On average, IT decision makers believe 36% of remote workers bypass security policies; in reality, 48% of office worker respondents admit to bypassing remote work policies and 82% of office workers admit to going around their VPN when working remotely. 

About 62% of office workers have bypassed the IT department to access a new application, and nearly 80% of IT decision makers believe this type of shadow IT is a major security concern.

Read entire article Orgs Are Holding Back on Cloud-Based Security | InfoSecurity

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