According to new Nominet research, more than half (61%) of security professionals believe that the risk of security breaches is the same or less in the cloud compared to the site.
The company surveyed nearly 300 C-level security professionals from the United Kingdom and the United States to compile a new report "Cyber and Cloud Security" that marks an important critical point in cloud security perceptions.
Nominet's study found that 71 percent of respondents were enough, very, or very concerned about malicious activity in the cloud system. When it comes to their biggest concern about cloud security, 56 percent of respondents cite fines for data breaches, while 54 percent are concerned about the increasing sophistication of cybercriminals.
Nominet Vice President of Cyber Security Stuart Reed explained how the perceived risk gap between cloud and facilities has disappeared, saying:
“Security has traditionally been referred to as a barrier to cloud adoption, so it is very important that the perceived risk gap between the cloud and facilities has disappeared. Clearly, security concerns are no longer an insurmountable barrier to cloud deployment given the high rate of adoption of cloud services. And as we move into the ‘cloud era’, security teams may need to channel their concerns to find solutions that work with the cloud, just as they have in a local environment. This change in attitude between the facilities and the cloud does not change the attributions of the security team, it only places us on a different type of playing field. "
Multi-cloud vs single cloud
Nominet's research also examines the relative security of cloud storage strategies to find that a multiple cloud approach is considered more risky than a hybrid or single cloud approach.
Organizations that take a multiple cloud approach are much more likely to experience data breaches for 12 months last month by 52 percent compared to 24 percent of hybrid cloud users and 24 percent of cloud users. a single cloud. Adopting a multiple cloud approach also caused organizations to suffer more violations, and 69 percent of respondents suffered between 11-30 violations compared to 19 percent of them being cloud and sole 13 percent of hybrid business on the cloud.
Reed explains that while taking a multi-cloud approach makes sense on paper, the real-world implications are very different, saying:
“In terms of ensuring durability and the ability to get best-in-class services, it makes sense to use multiple providers. However, from a security perspective, the multi-cloud approach also increases risk exposure because there are more parties handling confidential data in the organization. This is why the focus must remain on integration and joint efforts are made to gain the visibility necessary to combat threats in all different types of environments. ”
Nominet also asked C-level security professionals about the cloud security tools used in their organizations to find firewalls (55%), email security (52%), antivirus / antimalware (48%), and prevention of data loss (48%) is the most popular and the majority (57%) of respondents expect their cloud security budget to increase by 12 next month