Report: Enterprises quickly adopting new tech despite growing security concerns

Dive Brief:

  • A new survey from 451 Research, commissioned by Vormetric, a security vendor, found that enterprise leaders are becoming more concerned about adopting cloud computing and other new functions of IT. 
  • Of the 1,000 enterprise leaders surveyed, 85% of respondents said they have placed sensitive information in some type of cloud environment or intend to do so. In addition, 70% said that they are "very" or "extremely" concerned about a security breach at their cloud provider.
  • The report suggests that companies struggling with new types of IT are a result of firms scrambling to implement new technology without first making sure their sensitive data is fully protected. 

Dive Insight:

The findings were similar for Big Data and IoT, offering the conclusions that enterprises are moving to new systems too quickly without fully considering security implications. An added struggle is that security teams are not always aligned with the goals of the developers, with CSOs and CIOs working to accomplish different things. 

The report suggests many enterprises are still using outdated security approaches that don’t fit the needs of new IT areas like cloud and IoT.

A global survey of 500 CIOs released last week had similar conclusions, finding that the world of fast IT and DevOps are very developer centric, and developers don’t normally think first and foremost about security. In such environments, the effectiveness of encryption as a security tool may be eroding. 

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