“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.”
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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.