Story image

STUDY: How security managers protect data in public and private clouds

26 Mar 2018

Data encryption's use in the cloud is becoming more important to companies in the wake of the increased risk of noncompliance with data privacy laws, a new study has found.

Ponemon Institute’s latest Global Cloud Data Security Study, commissioned by Gemalto, surveyed 3,621 IT and IT security practitioners in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Japan, India and Brazil who are familiar and involved in their company’s use of both public and private cloud resources.

It found that more data is being stored in the cloud, where IT departments have less control over it – and this trend is only set to continue.

For security practitioners, this presents a conundrum, as they are often not the decision maker when it comes to the use or the choice of cloud resources.

At the same time, the data that is being stored in the cloud – customer information, emails, consumer data, employee records and payment information – is very the data that is most at risk.

As governments implement tougher privacy and data protection regulations, companies need to be sure that they stay one step ahead with their cloud security measures.

As a result, encryption has become the first and last line of defence for sensitive data stored in the cloud. 

The report also covers

  • Changes needed in cloud governance for GDPR compliance
  • Challenges in cloud security and security compliance
  • How the responsibility for cloud security is slowly shifting to the user
Microsoft urges organisations to tackle data blindspots
Despite significant focus placed on CX transformation, over a third of Australian organisations claimed that more than one in five of their projects failed.
Raising the stakes: McAfee’s predictions for cybersecurity
Security teams and solutions will have to contend with synergistic threats, increasingly backed by artificial intelligence to avoid detection.
Renesas develops 28nm MCU with virtualisation-assisted functions
The MCU features four 600 megahertz CPUs with a lock-step mechanism and a large 16 MB flash memory capacity.
DOCOMO ranked world's top mobile operator in 5G SEP applications
NTT DOCOMO has been ranked the world's leading mobile operator in terms of applications for candidate standard-essential patents.
Exclusive: Ping Identity on security risk mitigation
“Effective security controls are measured and defined by the direct mitigation of inherent and residual risk.”
CylancePROTECT now available on AWS Marketplace
Customers now have access to CylancePROTECT for AI-driven protection across all Windows, Mac, and Linux (including Amazon Linux) instances.
Gartner’s top 10 data and analytics trends for 2019
Data is the fuel for the modern world, and analytics the engine. Gartner has compiled the top 10 trends to watch this year.
How CIOs can work with colleagues to drive new competitive advantages
"If recent history has taught us anything, it’s that the role of the CIO is always changing, and that it won’t stop changing anytime soon."