Security and Privacy Concerns Dog the Cloud

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 02-03-2017 Email

Security and privacy of data and systems in the cloud remain a top worry for the majority of IT professionals worldwide, according to a new survey. Furthermore, unauthorized access, malware and DoS attacks are the top three cloud security concerns today. The survey, "Netwrix 2nd Annual Cloud Security Survey," asked 660 IT professionals from technology, government, health care, finance, manufacturing and other industries about security in the cloud, their readiness to adopt the technology, and ways to ensure data protection. "The 2016 survey has revealed that despite cloud providers trying hard to secure the cloud environments, the majority of IT pros are still not convinced that the technology is safe enough—mainly because of the insider threat," said Alex Vovk, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix, which offers a visibility and governance platform for hybrid cloud security. "Advanced security solutions and an integrated view of activities both in the cloud and on premises will help companies increase user accountability, detect insider threats faster and prevent data exfiltration, thus minimizing the damage from unauthorized or incorrect user actions." Highlights of the report are included.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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