[Infographics] Cloud Security: Experience of Government Agencies

Recent 2016 Netwrix Cloud Security Report states that governmental organizations still perceive security to be the biggest inhibitor of cloud adoption. Government agencies and other public sector organizations frequently interact with contractors, suppliers and other third parties. In addition, temporary staff members are often involved in projects. As a result, user accounts, groups, group membership and permissions can very quickly fall into disarray — increasing the risk of unauthorized data access and data manipulation and impairing your threat detection capabilities. Cloud vendors are aware of the issue and invest in bridging the gap to offer additional layers of security. Cloud technology skeptics and future cloud users may have concerns, but who would know better about the current level of cloud security if not cloud users.

New infographics describes government agencies’ main concerns about cloud technology and the impact of cloud use on the overall security of their IT infrastructure.



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Co-founder of Netwrix. Alex is a well-known expert in the enterprise software industry. He holds both a master's degree and a Ph.D. in information security. As an author, Alex covers Netwrix’s awards and nominations, as well as cybersecurity trends.