Businesses remain concerned about the security of the cloud, even as they use it to store more and more critical information.
The 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report (DTR) issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research shows that storage of critical information within cloud environments continues to rise, with 85% of enterprises now keeping sensitive data in the cloud, up from 54% last year.
Even so, when asked about the top data security concerns relating to cloud services, 70% of respondents cited security breaches/attacks at the service provider. Also growing is the use of big data environments, with half of respondents using sensitive data within big data implementations, up from 31% previously. As these environments hold a growing share of an enterprise’s sensitive information, organisations are concerned that reports produced might include sensitive data (42%).
Other worries concern privacy violations from data originating in multiple countries (40%) and a lack of security frameworks and controls (33%).