With the increasing popularity of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies and public cloud offerings, enterprises are moving from on-premises applications to cloud apps - but they still lack faith in cloud security.
A new July Bitglass study found that 67 percent of respondents believe cloud apps are as secure or more secure than on-premises apps— a significantly higher statistic than the 40 percent recorded in 2015. Despite this, 93 percent of respondents are at least moderately concerned about the security of the cloud.
"So you have this kind of seeming contradiction where people say, yes, it's just as secure or more secure, than on-prem ways of doing things. But also, we're very concerned about it," said Jacob Serpa with Bitglass in a podcast interview with Threatpost. "So I just think that, you know, one thing that really jumped out of the report was that emphasis on the shared responsibility model of security, and how organizations can say, hey, the cloud is secure. But we have to use it wisely."
Below is a full podcast interview with Serpa breaking down the top takeaways from the report and how enterprises are challenged by cloud security threats and concerns.