Symantec Study Reveals Businesses Lack Procedures, Policies For Cloud Security

Many businesses deficient in policies, procedures to evaluate cloud vendors, ensure secure data

A recent study by Symantec Corp. of IT professionals revealed that most companies have a long way to go to ensure that data placed in the cloud remains secure.

The survey of some 637 senior-level IT professionals employed at businesses ranging in size from 1,000 to 25,000 employees, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, a Traverse City, MI-based researcher specializing in information security, indicated that many organizations lack the procedures, policies and tools necessary to secure data in the cloud.

Only 27 percent of survey participants said that the companies for which they work have put in place procedures to approve cloud applications that use sensitive or confidential information.

Specifically, the study revealed that only 23 percent of the organizations surveyed required vendors to provide proof of security compliance and a mere six percent relied on third-party assessments by experts or auditors. Read more...

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