Only 31% of organizations believe that protecting data in the cloud is their own responsibility, and just 32% have a security-first approach to cloud data. Why?
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 organization’s approach to cloud security.
The study found that, although 48% of corporate data is stored in the cloud, only 32% of organizations admit they employ a security-first approach to data storage in the cloud.
Surveying over 3,000 IT and IT security practitioners in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, the research found that only 31% of organizations believe that protecting data in the cloud is their own responsibility.
With these concerns surrounding cloud security in mind, CybersecAsia sought from insights from Alex Tay, ASEAN Head, Cloud Protection and Licensing, Digital Identity and Security Global Business Unit, Thales.
Security is not the top factor when businesses choose their cloud providers – why? Should decreasing security concerns be a concern? Also, while we continue to see shifts in different cloud model strategies, what are and will be the top factors that businesses should consider when choosing their cloud providers?
Tay: There are a few reasons why security fails to be the top priority in the consideration of cloud providers, namely: