96% of companies report insufficient security for sensitive cloud data

The vast majority of organizations lack confidence in securing their data in cloud, while many companies acknowledge they lack sufficient security even for their most sensitive data, according to a new report by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

The CSA report surveyed 1,663 IT and security professionals from organizations of various sizes and in various locations.

“Only 4% report sufficient security for 100% of their data in the cloud. This means that 96% of organizations have insufficient security for at least some of their sensitive data,” according to the report, which was sponsored by data intelligence firm BigID.

Apart from struggling with securing sensitive data, organizations are also having trouble tracking data in the cloud. Over a quarter of organizations polled aren’t tracking regulated data, nearly a third aren’t tracking confidential or internal data, and 45% aren’t tracking unclassified data, the report said.

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