Stopping Your Staff from Raining Data from the Cloud

 
No matter what your company’s official position is on the use of cloud services, your employees absolutely depend on them as part of their day-to-day work. The problem: the services they tend to use usually aren’t the ones you want them to use. A 2015 study of cloud usage found that employees were using 15 times more cloud services than their IT departments estimated or authorized; an average company also uses over 1,100 cloud services, of which just 8% meet the data security and privacy requirements of enterprises. In light of this, it’s no surprise that data breaches from cloud services happen frequently. An October 2016 Ponemon study of nearly 650 IT professionals in North ...

Top 4 Ways Employees Compromise their Corporate Data via Cloud Services

 
Recent research by Gartner showed that “Through 2020, 95% of cloud security breaches will be the customer’s fault.” Massive cloud adoption by enterprises has given rise to a shared responsibility approach in securing cloud usage, where the service provider undertakes the responsibility of the infrastructure and the customer takes responsibility of the users, content and applications that utilize the cloud service. In recent years, we have seen significant improvements in security infrastructure by cloud service providers, but the customer side of the responsibility, more specifically employee behavior and usage, often remains the weakest link in the security chain. Changing ...