Nine out of 10 UK orgs don't encrypt over 75% of data in the cloud
"Companies are not adopting appropriate governance and security measures to protect sensitive data in the cloud according to a Ponemon Institute report The 2016 Global Cloud Data Security Study, commissioned by Gemalto.
More than 3,400 IT and IT security practitioners were surveyed from the UK, US, Brazil, Germany, France, Russian Federation, India, Japan and Australia.
The research disclosed that 92% of UK businesses fail to encrypt over 75% of their sensitive and confidential data when sent via the cloud. Four out of 10 (39%) don't encrypt sensitive and confidential data when it rests in the cloud. The most common type of data that UK companies store in the cloud is customer information (59%), followed by financial business information (47%) and email (45%).
‘While UK businesses are choosing to store sensitive information from consumer and customer information to payment details in the cloud, they're still failing to properly protect it in the most secure techniques, such as encryption. If the recent hacks of LinkedIn, Myspace and Tumblr have taught us anything, it's that passwords alone are not secure enough to stop hackers getting access to the data and business leaders should take note,’ said Joe Pindar, director product strategy, CTO at Gemalto in emailed comments to SCMagazineUK.com.”
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