Lack of confidence and skills holding businesses back when it comes to cloud security
New analysis from Intercity Technology has revealed that only 18% of organisations have a fully comprehensive cloud security solution in place.
The enterprise mobility, cloud and IT specialist canvassed the views of IT professionals across a range of sectors, and uncovered that many businesses are still struggling to put in place and maintain cloud security solutions.
45% stated that implementing the technically correct tools would be too complex to manage internally, and almost one third (31%) cited skills shortages as the reason they lacked confidence in their cloud security, demonstrating that staff awareness is key to ensuring robust security.
Amongst companies that did have a solution in place, 18% said that their cloud security is minimal and would benefit from a lot of improvement, suggesting that many of these businesses are more vulnerable to increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.
This risk is further compounded by the fact that more than a third of businesses do not have official strategies for keeping confidential data safe, and 28% of organisations admit to not monitoring users or data at all.
Matt Johnson, CTO at Intercity Technology said: “It’s clear that businesses are still struggling to not only get to grips with the right solutions, but also to equip their staff with the right skills to maintain a high standard of cloud security.
“There’s no one size-fits-all approach when it comes to cloud security and with so many solutions available, it can be overwhelming for organisations to choose the right tools and policies.
“The IT industry needs to lead by example and be proactive when it comes to cloud security. This can be done by ensuring that the right solution is chosen and that employees have knowledge and confidence when it comes to cloud security – all of this is essential if organisations want to protect business-critical data.”