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Most organisations still misunderstand cloud security

A report based on a survey of over 700 respondents from the United States, Canada and UK, foundthat 60% of respondents misunderstand the shared responsibility model for cloud security and incorrectly believe the cloud provider is responsible for securing privileged access.

Furthermore, 68% of organisations are not employing a common security model or enforcing least privilege access to reduce risk, and the majority list security as their main challenge with cloud migrations.

Source: #Privacy: Most organisations still misunderstand cloud security, report reveals

Organisations worldwide failing to adequately protect sensitive data in the cloud, study finds

A new global study from Thales, with research from the Ponemon Institute, has exposed an increasing disparity between the rapid growth of data stored in the cloud and an organisation’s approach to cloud security.

Although nearly half (48%) of corporate data is stored in the cloud, only a third (32%) of organisations admit they employ a security-first approach to data storage in the cloud.

Source: #Privacy: Organisations worldwide failing to adequately protect sensitive data in the cloud, study finds

Your Data Might Be Safe in the Cloud But What Happens When It Leaves the Cloud?

Cloud service providers can successfully protect data physically and technologically while it is in the cloud, but that information can be vulnerable to hacking as soon as it leaves the cloud to interact with another system.

To protect your data through every transaction, take the following measures:

  1. Practice internet safety.
  2. Encrypt connected devices.
  3. Use multifactor authentication (MFA).
  4. Protect backups.

Full article: Your Data Might Be Safe in the Cloud But What Happens When It Leaves the Cloud?

Security is the no. 1 IT barrier to cloud and SaaS adoption

Security is the top barrier in cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption for enterprise IT infrastructures, according to a Ping Identity report released on Wednesday.

Some 43% of IT professionals surveyed said that security is the biggest obstacle for cloud adoption, and 37% said security is also the biggest barrier to SaaS adoption, said the report.

Source: Security is the no. 1 IT barrier to cloud and SaaS adoption – TechRepublic

Cyber attackers to use sophisticated tools against Cloud in 2019

Cyber attackers will use more sophisticated tools in 2019 to take advantage of the changing technology landscape and prey upon evolving corporate technology environments especially Cloud.

The attackers will leverage proven methods against growing Cloud adoption; more vulnerabilities will be found in Cloud infrastructure, such as containers, and weak Cloud security measures will allow greater exploitation of accounts for cryptocurrency mining.

Full article: Cyber attackers to use sophisticated tools against Cloud in 2019: Report- Technology News, Firstpost

Recommendations on processing data in the cloud

A recent report published by Ireland’s data protection watchdog provides a helpful reminder to businesses to take additional steps to secure personal information when processing it in the cloud, avoid the common pitfalls associated with technology-related data breaches and take advantage of cloud solutions securely.

According to the report, the majority of the technology-related breaches resulted from a data controller’s use of cloud-based environments hosted by third party cloud service providers.

Full article: Recommendations on processing data in the cloud

Data watchdogs seek ‘added value’ in GDPR cloud codes

A revised version of the EU Cloud Code of Conduct was published earlier this month. It is the latest version of a code of conduct developed by the cloud computing industry and has been put forward as helping cloud service providers to meet their obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

However, the code will only be truly relied upon to show effective GDPR compliance if it is approved by data protection authorities. To-date, none of the other codes the cloud industry has developed have had that approval.

Full article: Data watchdogs seek ‘added value’ in GDPR cloud codes

McAfee: 26% of companies have suffered cloud data theft

Enterprises are moving their data to the cloud, but not everybody is certain that the cloud is as secure as it could be, according to the third annual report on cloud security from cybersecurity firm McAfee. This is due in part to the fact that one in four companies has been hit with cloud data theft.

McAfee released its third annual report ahead of the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week. The survey polled 1,400 global information technology professionals in the fourth quarter.

Source: McAfee: 26% of companies have suffered cloud data theft | VentureBeat

62% of enterprise IT leaders say on-premises security is better than cloud

Virtually every organization is moving workloads to the cloud, but many remain wary of its security, according to a Thursday report from Barracuda Networks and Dimensional Research.

Some 56% of the 608 IT security decision makers surveyed for the report said that their on-premises security is superior to what they could find in the cloud. This number was even larger—62%—for those in enterprises with more than 5,000 employees, the report found. In large enterprises, 22% of IT leaders said that security strength was no different between the two environments, and 16% said that cloud security was stronger.

Source: 62% of enterprise IT leaders say on-premises security is better than cloud – TechRepublic

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