Today, nearly every IT professional is using cloud service in their operations. Most users employ a hybrid model, mixing public and private clouds to store data within their organization.
A recent statistic released by McAfee questions public cloud security, stating that 25% of businesses who employ a public cloud service have had confidential data compromised.
The statistic was included in McAfee’s annual Cyber Security Report, released ahead of the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco.
While 97% of businesses employ some form of cloud storage, up from 93% in the same study last year, only 69% trust their data in the cloud.
Among confidential information stored in the cloud, customer information is the most common, reported in 61% of organizations. About 40% of companies store internal documentation, payment card information and personal staff data in the cloud, while 30% of users rely on the cloud for intellectual properties, healthcare records, competitive intelligence and network pass card storage.