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The Global State of Cloud Data Security

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Commissioned by Gemalto, the Ponemon Institute recently surveyed 3,476 IT and IT security professionals on Gemalto's behalf to learn about their organizations' cloud data security practices and cloud governance policies.

This infographic covers how critical the cloud has become to IT and business strategies, how organizations struggle with cloud data security, and the data most at risk in the cloud. Check it out to learn the challenges organizations are facing today, including cloud data access control, cloud compliance, and shadow IT.

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56 percent of those surveyed say their organization is not careful about sharing sensitive data with third parties, such as business partners, contractors, and providers, in cloud environments


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53 percent of respondents say the data most at risk in the cloud is customer information


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54 percent of IT and IT security professionals say it's more difficult to protect sensitive information in the cloud


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73 percent of respondents say it is more complex to manage privacy and data protection regulations in cloud environments than on premises


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69 percent of those surveyed say the loss of control over end users results in cloud resources being deployed without security scrutiny. This is up from 61 percent in 2014.


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Only 54 percent of organizations use multi-factor authentication to secure employee and third-party access to applications and data in the cloud. This means they are still relying on static user names and passwords to control access.


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72 percent of IT and IT security professionals say the ability to encrypt or tokenize sensitive data in the cloud is important and 86 percent say it will become more important in the next two years.


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However, only 42 percent of respondents' organizations is using encryption, tokenization or other cryptographic solutions to secure data at rest in the cloud



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