The Five Cloud Concerns Faced by All Industries

 
 
By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 01-22-2016 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    The Five Cloud Concerns Faced by All Industries

    Many companies admit to excessively sharing data in the cloud, and very few attempt to identify instances of exposed credentials, according to a new report.
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    Excessive Sharing in the Cloud
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    Excessive Sharing in the Cloud

    83% of technology firms say excessive sharing in the cloud is a top cyber-security concern. This is followed by: K-12 (77%), Financial services (75%), Healthcare (72%), Manufacturing (70%), Retail (66%), Government (60%), Higher education (59%)
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    Few Organizations Protect Credentials
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    Few Organizations Protect Credentials

    Only 5% of organizations take active steps towards protecting credentials, such as identifying instances of exposed credentials in public cloud environments.
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    Manufacturing Not Concerned
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    Manufacturing Not Concerned

    Manufacturing showed on average the least concern (27%) for ensuring appropriate access permissions such as personally identifiable information (PII): Social Security numbers, IDs, and dates of birth. Payment card industry data (PCI) concerned 39% of manufacturing respondents.
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    Technology, Higher Education and PII, PCI
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    Technology, Higher Education and PII, PCI

    Only 10% of technology firms are focused on protecting PII, but 41% are concerned with protecting PCI. In contrast, higher education is most concerned with protecting PII (77%) and PCI (61%).
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    Financial Services: Highest Risk
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    Financial Services: Highest Risk

    99% of files in the financial services industry are accessible to anyone using a search engine and are due to 1% of its users. This is followed by: Higher education (84%), Government (84%), K-12 (78%), Manufacturing (77%), Retail (76%), Technology (68%)
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    Technology Industry Risk Exposure

    In contrast to the financial services industry, only 1% of technology users represent 57% of exposures. The industry average is 71%.
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    Healthcare Had Fewest Data Exposures
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    Healthcare Had Fewest Data Exposures

    38% of organizations in the healthcare industry consider identifying and protecting PII the highest priority.
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    Government Focused on Compliance

    Government agencies are highly focused on compliance, with 59% concerned with PII.
 

Of all industries, the financial services industry is the most exposed to risk in the cloud, according to a new report. Not surprisingly, security awareness is higher in technology firms, with most saying excessive sharing of data in the cloud is a top cyber-security concern. Conducted by the security intelligence arm of CloudLock, the report, titled "Riskiest Industries in the Cloud: Where Do You Stand?" It analyzed 10 million users, 1 billion files and 91,000 applications. It focused on breaking down risk in the following sectors: retail, manufacturing, health care, financial services, K-12 higher education, government, and technology. "By analyzing cloud usage and cyber-security risk across industries, security professionals gain industry benchmarks to assess their organizations as well as gain a glimpse into the security challenges and priorities of their peers," the report revealed. The report found that every organization shares five main cloud cyber-security concerns regardless of industry: account compromise, cloud malware, excessive data exposure, overexposed personally identifiable information, and payment card industry data, and collaboration.

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

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