2015 Cloud Security Survey: Security Concerns about Migration to the Cloud

Netwrix Corporation, a provider of IT auditing software that delivers complete visibility into IT infrastructure changes and data access, released the results of its global 2015 Cloud Security Survey that show that when it comes to migrating to the cloud, 65% of companies are concerned with security and 40% are concerned with their loss of physical control over data in the cloud.

While security is gaining increasing attention from cloud technology and service providers, the lack of visibility into sensitive data stored externally increases security risks and raises fears that are still holding back wider cloud adoption.

Netwrix surveyed more than 600 IT professionals worldwide, who represent technology, manufacturing, government, healthcare, finance, education and other industries, to answer questions about cloud security, expectations from cloud providers and measures being taken to ensure data security.

Other key survey findings show that:

69% of companies are afraid that migration to the cloud will increase risks of unauthorized access while 43% worry about account hijacking

13% of organizations reject adoption of cloud technology in the near future

71% of enterprises perceive continuous auditing of cloud infrastructure as a very important part of security guarantees to ensure data integrity in the cloud

To find more details, figures and graphs, please, download a complete copy of the Netwrix 2015 Cloud Security Survey.

Jeff is a Director of Global Solutions Engineering at Netwrix. He is a long-time Netwrix blogger, speaker, and presenter. In the Netwrix blog, Jeff shares lifehacks, tips and tricks that can dramatically improve your system administration experience.