Do public clouds make it more difficult to get visibility into data traffic?

The second annual Ixia 2018 Security Report analyzes how enterprise network attack surfaces are increasing as the perimeter of the traditional network expands into the cloud. Data shows that over 90% of enterprises are concerned about data and application security in public clouds, while nearly 60% of respondents reported that public cloud environments make it more […]

New Survey Shows Hybrid Cloud Confidence

A new survey of executives shows that the vast majority are deploying hybrid cloud architectures for their organization. When queried about the state of their IT security, the breakdown is interesting: Half say it’s healthy, one-quarter have some level of concern, and one-quarter seem to be at best overconfident, at worst delusional. The survey, sponsored […]

The cybersecurity skills gap caused 40% of IT pros to stall their cloud migrations

Though virtually all organizations are moving some assets to the cloud, a lack of cybersecurity talent is slowing migration for 40% of IT professionals, according to a new report from McAfee. Of the 1,400 IT professionals surveyed worldwide, 97% said their organization is using some type of cloud service—up from 93% last year. However, those […]

7 Steps to a Smooth, Secure Cloud Transition

Cloud adoption has ramped up over the past five years, according to a new Cloud Threat Report released by Oracle and KPMG this week. The percentage of businesses using public cloud services went from 57% in 2013 to 85% in 2018. In 2013, only 21% of organizations said they used infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). This year, that […]

Enterprise cloud adoption outstrips cybersecurity capabilities

Enterprise companies are adopting SaaS at a rapid pace but are failing to budget for security solutions to protect the data they hold, research suggests. This week, cloud security firm iboss released a white paper documenting the rising adoption rates of software as a service (SaaS) applications, which while often valuable for companies, may also pose a risk […]

Cloud Mac Management

The IT network is changing, and it has been for over a decade now. All of the IT infrastructures that used to be dominated by Microsoft® Windows® has since grown into heterogeneous environments including macOS® and Linux® systems. These two platforms have entered the workforce in droves, and they are creating headaches for IT admins […]

Have you evaluated the cost of a cloud outage?

New findings from a study by Veritas Technologies, indicate that 60 percent of respondents have not fully evaluated the cost of a cloud outage to their business and are therefore ill prepared to deal with the impact of an outage. While cloud service providers offer infrastructure-based service level objectives, the research indicates that many organizations fail […]

Cloud access management is integral to adopting cloud applications

The proliferation of cloud applications and use of a disparate range of devices within businesses has led to 64% of IT leaders admitting that their security teams are considering implementing consumer-grade access to cloud services for employees. Surveying more than 1,000 IT decision makers globally, Gemalto’s 2018 Identity and Access Management Index revealed that 54% believe that […]

6 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider Right Now

The cloud is fairly new territory for many organizations and, consequently, it’s an area where mistakes are made stemming from confusion around the role cloud service providers play in security, and how companies should work with them. “Organizations looking to host their data in cloud service providers have the best intentions in mind, and the […]

93% of Cloud Applications Aren’t Enterprise-Ready

Data shows the average businesses has 1,181 cloud services, and nearly all of them — 92.7% — are not enterprise-ready. This data comes from Netskope, which discovered trends around cloud service adoption and usage by analyzing anonymized data from its Netskope Active Platform. The number of cloud services ranges from a few hundred in smaller organizations to […]