Survey Spotlights IT Need to Address Cloud Security

»»Survey Spotlights IT Need to Address Cloud Security

Data security company Sophos released the results of a survey it conducted on enterprise use of popular cloud-storage services such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and OneDrive.cloudsecurity

Sophos collected responses from more than 725 members of online IT forum Spiceworks.com between April 29 and May 16, 2014. The company found that even though only 38 percent of respondents “feel secure sharing or collaborating on corporate content between the cloud and mobile devices,” 84 percent still “allow some level of access from company-issued devices to cloud share services,” and 65 percent “do not encrypt data between the cloud and mobile devices.”

Encryption isn’t the only way to protect corporate data from cloud risks. Some enterprises choose to block or limit cloud access. For example, 38 percent of Sophos’s respondents said they block some cloud services, and 13 percent block access to all cloud services.

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2014-06-02T13:26:59-06:00