63.8% Of Enterprises Admit They Would Not Pass An Audit Of Access To Cloud Data

Results from an annual 2010 Access Assurance Survey reveal that the Cloud is still akin to the Wild West when it comes to the security of the data hosted there. In fact, 1 in 7 companies admit that they know there are potential access violations in their Cloud applications, but they don’t know how to find them.

The survey also found that there is widespread confusion about who is responsible for securing Cloud data – 78.4% of respondents could not identify the single party responsible.

Conducted in October 2010, a global survey of 384 business managers from large enterprises – 86% of which had at least 1,000 employees.

The responses also indicate that the problem is getting worse, and is only being exacerbated by the increasing use of Cloud-based applications, which creates more access violation risk. Use of an Access Assurance strategy can help manage risk by defining, verifying and enforcing access policy to applications – both on premise or in the cloud.

You can see more results from the survey here.

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As Vice President of Customer Solutions at, Chris heads both the Solutions Engineering and Customer Management areas for Courion. Solutions Engineering is comprised of architects and engineers who work in pre- and post-sales capacities to shape enterprise provisioning and compliance programs for some of the world's largest companies. Customer Management is accountable for customer success across the company. Chris is also responsible for building a sales consulting capability and defining and institutionalising implementation methodologies to ensure customers realise rapid and lasting business results from their provisioning deployments. He applies best practices strategies developed from over 275 customer implementations and works directly with security and IT operations teams to ensure customer success. Prior to joining Courion, Chris was president and co-founder of ISOLX, Inc., a provider of systems integration services.