CIOs Are Concerned Over Employees’ Cloud Misuse

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 04-03-2015 Email

The dominant cloud security concerns for IT leaders are misuse of employee credentials and improper access to control, not malware and hacking, according to a new report. The first two are at the top list for IT executives and managers in enterprise despite the many breaches of 2014. The No. 1 way to secure the cloud is the ability to set and enforce consistent client security policies by encrypting data, states the new report, which was conducted by Bitglass, the cloud access security broker. Its "Cloud Security Spotlight Report" is based on a survey of 1,010 professionals from a broad range of industries, company sizes, departments and career levels. "The report confirms that the cloud is increasingly part of enterprises' IT plans, with some 72% of organizations saying that they are either planning to implement or are actively implementing cloud environments," said Nat Kausik, Bitglass CEO. "At the same time, organizations are concluding that SaaS applications are less secure, slowing widespread adoption of these technologies."

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


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