Unstructured Data, Unending Security Concerns
IT pros are concerned that unstructured data moving through its lifecycle will yield more data privacy breaches and complicate advanced content management systems.
All organizations surveyed are concerned about file data leakage risks, with 75% expressing high- to very-high concern.
84% of respondents have moderate to no confidence in their security controls and auditing capacity to secure confidential files.
80% of respondents have experienced file data leakage in their organizations. Half have had frequent incidents.
The most likely causes of data leakage are: inappropriate file sharing with others inside the organization, with those outside, and due to malware and hackers.
90% of respondents said lack of protection of files leaving cloud-based platforms or device containers are the highest risk to adopting cloud-based file storage and collaboration services.
Organizations expect to increase user awareness training and to purchase additional security technology to combat data leakage.
Email Gateway/Proxy and Data Loss Prevention technologies are the top mature controls, while file encryption and usage control software are cited as the top upcoming control investment.
70% of respondents believe users would use stronger security controls on files they share if they were empowered to do so.
Respondents said the most significant issue for them is how to secure data leaving the cloud sharing repository and how to secure it once it leaves the container.
Asked to identify their top concerns using file encryption, respondents indicated the following: Key Management: 86%, Encryption Strength: 85%, Impact to Data Recipients: 83%, Impact to Operational Workflows: 81%, Interoperability with Applications and Infrastructure: 81%