Security pros becoming more confident in cloud security

“More than half (52 percent) of 2,200 cybersecurity professionals in a new survey say they think cloud applications are at least as secure as those running on a company’s in-house servers,” Dan Richman reports for GeekWire.

“According to survey authors Bitglass, a Campbell, Calif. data-protection firm, only 40 percent felt that way a year ago,” Richman reports. “Still, making apps accessible from an internet-connected device does pose risks of data loss and unauthorized access, Bitglass acknowledged.”

“Some 53 percent of those surveyed cited unauthorized access as their biggest security threat, followed by data leakage (49 percent), data privacy (46 percent), account hijacking (44 percent) and insecure APIs (39 percent),” Richman reports. “About 60 percent said they fear traditional security software won’t protect cloud data.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Interestingly, Bitglass also found bad news for Google in that 26%
of those surveyed have existing or planned Google Apps deployments, down from 29% last year, while 61% of organizations have existing or planned Office 365 deployments, up from 45% last year.


  1. Better Google than Microsoft. Google Apps are superior when compared to O365, mostly because Google Drive works much better than OneDrive. Especially Sharepoint-Groove based OneDrive for business sucks big time. We testd both and Gdrive won Onedrive in all areas.

  2. “cloud security” is an oxymoron, no matter what company you’re referring to. Data in “the cloud” belongs to the cloud vendor, not the user.

    If Apple was any better than the competition (how could they be, since Apple relies on them for CDN and iCloud storage), then their user agreements would give users some guarantees. But no, Apple does not.

  3. Seems that the cloud is the great equalizer. My company insists on Oracle e-business suite. Trust me, you can’t hire the people to properly manage that beast, there aren’t enough of them and they are very expensive, nor can we keep up to date with the necessary horsepower to run it. SaaS allows mid tier companies like ours to keep current on the back side of IT infrastructure at a manageable and predictable cost. Otherwise, we couldn’t hope to compete with the GE’s or Siemens of the world.

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