Less than a third of organizations use cloud data leakage protection

Broken umbrella in storm

Only 31 percent of organizations use cloud DLP, despite 66 percent citing data leakage as their top cloud security concern, according to a new report from Bitglass.

In addition organizations say they are unable to maintain visibility into file downloads (45 percent), file uploads (50 percent), DLP policy violations (50 percent), and external sharing (55 percent) in the cloud.

The report also finds that many are still trying to use tools like firewalls (44 percent), network encryption (36 percent), and network monitoring (26 percent) to secure the use of the cloud -- despite 82 percent of respondents recognizing that such legacy tools are poorly suited to the task and that they should instead use security capabilities that have been designed for the cloud.

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Technology for proper authentication in the cloud is lagging too. Single sign-on is deployed by only 37 percent and multi-factor authentication by 47 percent.

"To address modern cloud security needs, organizations should leverage multi-faceted security platforms that are capable of providing comprehensive and consistent security for any interaction between any device, app, web destination, on-premises resource, or infrastructure," says Anurag Kahol, CTO at Bitglass. "According to our research, 79 percent of organizations already believe it would be helpful to have such a consolidated security platform; now they just need to choose and implement the right one."

You can find out more in the full report available from the Bitglass site.

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