2021 Cloud Security Report [Bitglass]

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Companies continue to rapidly migrate workloads to the cloud to benefit from increased efficiency, better scalability, and faster deployments from cloud computing.

This 2021 Cloud Security Report, based on a comprehensive survey of cybersecurity professionals, reveals that cloud security concerns remain high as the adoption of public cloud computing continues to surge, especially in the wake of the 2020 COVID crisis and the resulting accelerated shift to remote work environments.

However, we find that many organizations are not yet fully prioritizing the appropriate security solutions required to keep up with the new normal, including mobile device management for mobile devices, endpoint cloud protection, or data loss prevention (DLP) solutions.

Key findings include:

• Security remains a key issue for cloud customers, despite the continued rapid adoption of cloud computing. Seventy-three percent of cybersecurity professionals confirm they are at least very concerned about public cloud security.
• Employees increasingly use personal devices to access data in the cloud. To protect this use case, 40% of organizations install MDM agents on mobile devices to manage them remotely. 23% block all personal devices from accessing the cloud, both through policy or access controls. 17% use a model that only allows access by trusted devices.
• When asked about the technologies organizations use to protect against malware, 65% prioritize endpoint protection solutions, followed by built-in cloud protections (57%) and secure web gateways (31%).
• Among the hundreds of security controls and technologies to protect cloud infrastructure and workloads, the most widely deployed cloud security capabilities include access control (68%) and anti-virus/anti-malware (54%), followed by multifactor authentication (47%).

This 2021 Cloud Security Report has been produced by Cybersecurity Insiders to explore how organizations are responding to the evolving security threats in the cloud.

We would like to thank Bitglass for supporting this important research project. We hope you find this report informative and helpful as you continue your efforts in securing your cloud environments.

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