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.