Security Pros Worry About Cloud and Mobile Safety

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 05-01-2017 Email

A recent survey finds that IT security professionals' security concerns are directly linked to the cloud and mobile devices. Eighty-one percent of the respondents expressed concern over public cloud usage, and, of these individuals, 49 percent are extremely or very concerned, according to the report, "2017 Cyber Security Survey." Sixty-five percent of the security professionals surveyed said data loss was their main mobile security worry. "It's no surprise that keeping these devices protected requires a different approach than traditional network security often provides," Donald Meyer, head of product marketing, cloud and data center at Check Point Software Technologies, wrote in a company blog. The study, which was done by Check Point in collaboration with Crowd Research Partners, surveyed 1,900 IT professionals in US-based companies with 1,000 or more employees. The survey highlights the security controls and technologies IT professionals consider most effective, and it includes recommendations on how to deploy architectures that protect complex hybrid networks and mobile devices.

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


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