WinMagic Research Finds Cloud Workloads at Risk From Security, Management and Compliance Failings


A third of data lacks full encryption and over half (53%) of IT decision makers spend more time on management tasks than ever before.

There is confusion over compliance responsibilities in the run up to GDPR with only 39% considering themselves ultimately responsible for the compliance of data stored on cloud services.

Ontario, Canada – January 9, 2018 – New research from WinMagic released today has found that security, management and compliance challenges are impacting the benefits businesses are receiving from using the cloud as their infrastructures become more complex. 39% reported their infrastructure was more complex since using the cloud, and 53% spend more time on management tasks than they have done previously.

Falling short on securing the cloud
98% of the 1,029 IT decision maker respondents reported using the cloud, with an average 50% of their infrastructure up in the sky. Over one third (33%) of respondents reported that data is only partially encrypted in the cloud, and 39% admitted to not having unbroken security audit trails across virtual machines in the cloud, leaving them exposed.

Asked about their top three concerns on future workloads in the cloud, 58% reported security as their top concern, followed by protecting sensitive data from unauthorized access (55%) and the increased complexity of infrastructure (44%). On average companies had to use three encryption solutions to protect data across the cloud and on-premises infrastructure, illustrating one of the main ways this complexity emerges.

Compliance confusion
Responsibility for the regulatory compliance of data is a significant area of confusion, with only 39% considering themselves ultimately responsible for the compliance of data stored on cloud services. Worryingly, 20% believing it is solely the responsibility of the cloud service provider, whilst a further 20% believed they were covered by their cloud service provider’s SLA.

Further, only a quarter (25%) of respondents have automated tools to ensure compliance rules are not broken. New legislation, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation which comes into enforcement in May 2018, will see companies required to carefully manage the encryption, storage, use and sharing of personally identifiable information. As some people know by now, failure to comply can result in fines equivalent to 4% of annual turnover or €20m, whichever is the greater. Companies should already have an appointed Data Protection Officer, to ensure compliance and mitigate risks.

“The stakes for companies were already high, with data breaches increasing in frequency and scale,” said Mark Hickman, Chief Operating Officer at WinMagic. “EU GDPR reinforces the care that must be taken with data. The simple fact is that businesses must get the controls in place to manage their data, including taking the strategic decision that anything they would not want to see in the public domain, must be encrypted.”

Management tasks are frustrating IT teams
Expanding infrastructure into the cloud has come at a cost for the majority of companies, with a greater burden on IT teams. Over half (55%) reported needing to use more management tools since migrating workloads to the cloud, sometimes needing multiple tools for the same task. Over half (53%) reported spending more time on management tasks than ever before. Asked what they would use time saved on management tasks for they said:

  • IT projects needed to support the business (50%)
  • Accelerate projects that are currently stalling (42%)
  • Improving security (36%)

Hickman added, “At its heart, using heterogeneous cloud environments is making it harder for businesses to manage security and compliance, leaving staff firefighting rather than focusing on new projects that will benefit their businesses. Companies need to think about choosing management tools that are cloud agnostic, and remove complexity. WinMagic’s SecureDoc family of products does exactly this, encapsulating virtual machine management, encryption, and compliance across the widest range of operating systems and public or private cloud configurations.”

About WinMagic
Based in Mississauga, Ontario, WinMagic, one of the most respected names in the data security business, provides unified encryption and key management for endpoints, data centers and cloud. With its leading SecureDoc product line, WinMagic enables robust, easy-to-use, and simple-to-manage data security solutions – offering the best protection against sophisticated threats and data loss, wherever data is stored. For more information, please visit www.winmagic.com or call 1-888-879-5879.

Notes to editors
The research of 1,029 IT Decision Makers was conducted during November 2017 in the UK, Germany and the US by Viga.

Press Contact:
Duncan Gurney
Ginger PR Ltd
WinMagic@gingerpr.co.uk
+44 (0) 7912 495 630

Have any Question or Comment?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::6733:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::;;

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::925:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

TRIO STEEL IS ONE OF THE MOST TRUSTED BRAND AND LEADING EXPORTER AND SUPPLIER OF CARBON STEEL, ALLOY STEEL & STAINLESS STEEL PIPES & PIPE FITTINGS MATERIAL. Triosteel is one of the leading Suppliers and Exporters of API 5L Pipe in Singapore. Triosteel also Exports to many countries like Indonesia, Iran, Saudi Arabia & many more. An API 5L pipe is manufactured by adhering to the specifications laid down by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 3183.

2780

buy! buy! CHEAP! Telefonie VoIP CHEAP! buy! buy! CHEAP!

2781

buy! buy! CHEAP! Telefonie VoIP CHEAP! buy! buy! CHEAP!

——————————————–

For the 2012 MLB period, we found an totals forecast Joao’s Renowned Over/Under João Zorro Gonçalves, Zcode Totals Pro, System of the time with progressions that have been successful over 98 98% ... We eventually perfected our over/under program ( Zcodesystemexclusive ), although it h-AS has brought years of investigation. Five Steps to Making a Winning MLB Method: 1. Execute appropriate cash management tools. 2. MLB rules that are comprehend. 3.Extensive testing back to make sure successful longterm results ...

——————————————–

There is always a challenge when you're dealing with the Foreign Exchange Market. That's just the nature of the beast. The best thing you can do is to learn about how the market operates as a whole so that you will be ready to meet these challenges. iq option penipu Never be misled by any profit gains in binary options. This is the number-one way traders end up losing their money and ultimately failing. Remember that the same things that make you laugh can make you cry in this market, and you can lose that $700.

——————————————–

Learning Polish has never been this fun and easy as with our podcasts Learn Polish with Polishpod101 Start today and become conversational in Polish in no time

——————————————–

The Best Website Agen Poker Resmi www.sakupoker.com Terpercaya come join

——————————————–

Do you need edmonton phone systems service ? Call complete communications today!

——————————————–

High-tech solutions for easy start-up of your IPTV/OTT-business

——————————————–

——————————————–

If you want to purchase not only one item, you have a chance to enjoy privileges. There is a sale’ tab on the site which offers a fantastic range of reduced counterfeit watches and accessories, such as sunglasses, cufflinks, watch straps and pens. Luxury Jewelry Replica At MCA.MN On Sale You get a 5% discount if you buy two pieces, this discount increases to 10% if you buy 4 pieces or more. There is free international shipping on all orders on this site. We also offer customers a free return anytime with a 100% money back guarantee.

——————————————–