5 Big Mistakes in Securing Cloud Application Data

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Accidental Sharing of Sensitive Data

By monitoring the usage of documents in various clouds (Google Drive, Box, and Office 365), Palerra has found that employees frequently share corporate documents outside the organization. They also share or send documents to private (non-corporate) email accounts. Some of these documents are available for anonymous download, with no security controls in place. Data shared outside the enterprise can present various risks, including data breach. 

In today's increasingly flexible work environment, many organizations implement and rely on cloud services like Salesforce®, Google Apps for Business™, Microsoft® Office 365™ and Box to streamline business functions, increase resource utilization and enhance corporate elasticity. Yet without proper data protection, enterprises run the risk of exposing sensitive, proprietary information.

Cloud service providers (CSPs) and their customers share responsibility for security. While cloud service providers have seen improvements in securing their platforms and offering tools to help with security, customers find it difficult to keep up with all of the responsibilities related to securing their apps. Gartner predicts that through 2020, 95 percent of cloud security failures will be the customer's fault.

To avoid such failures, Ganesh Kirti, CTO of Palerra, has put together a list of the five most common mistakes that enterprises make and provides suggestions for keeping your cloud environment safe moving forward.

 

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