Most businesses transferring data to the cloud according to report

June 29, 2013 |

Data storage the cloud in is ubiquitous.  Proper protection of that data is less so.

According to research (see report here)conducted by the Ponemon Institute,based on a survey of 4,205 business and IT managers in the US, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan and Brazil, 53% of businesses transfer sensitive or confidential data to the cloud.

More than a third of organisations (37%) encrypt the data temporarily as it is transferred across the network onto cloud computing service. Thirty one per cent said that the data is encrypted “persistently before it is transferred to the cloud provider, such that it remains encrypted within the cloud”, according to the report while 22% said that data encryption occurs when the information is in the cloud.

 

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