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Low Visibility is a Cloud Security Hazard

Anne Bisagno

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If you want to protect your data in the cloud, you need to be able to see exactly who's using it and how. But many companies can't, according to a new report on cloud security. And that's a problem. Look at these statistics:

 

 

    59% of respondents reported security incidents related to unwanted external sharing (for example, sharing a Google Apps spreadsheet containing personally identifiable information) 

    47% reported incidents involving access from unauthorized devices 

 

    62% said their companies have written policies against using unauthorized apps, but few have technical controls to enforce those policies 

    51% don't know where and when sensitive data is being downloaded from the cloud 

 

    And most surprisingly, only 28% have visibility into user logins. Think about that for a minute. Nearly three-quarters of companies in the survey can't even track who is logging into their cloud services. 

 

Don't let your sensitive data drift off in a fog of inappropriate use and unauthorized access. Call Xantrion for help locking down security and compliance in the cloud.

 

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