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Security Breaches Surged in 2016

Data protection solution BitGlass' recently released "Threats Below the Surface" report reveals that 87 percent of organizations were the victim of at least one cyberattack in 2016, yet only 24 percent routinely monitor their SaaS and IaaS apps for security risks.

"Enterprise cloud apps lack critical controls for data security that could significantly reduce the risk of a breach," said Nat Kausik, CEO, Bitglass. "While some organizations can identify potential leaks after the fact, few organizations can remediate threats in real-time."

Bitglass found that 62 percent of organizations that utilize the cloud say improved threat detection is the most critical threat management capability. Their research also found that in organizations that have adopted the cloud, data encryption (72 percent), traffic encryption (60 percent) and access controls (56 percent) are the capabilities most in demand. As for cloud-specific concerns, data leakage (57 percent), data privacy (49 percent), confidentiality (47 percent) and compliance (36 percent) are the issues enterprises are struggling with most, many up year-over-year.


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