Lack of Cloud, App Visibility Plagues Security

Lack of Cloud, App Visibility Plagues Security

Enabling a highly connected and mobile workforce means new attack vectors, as evidenced by the fact that a lack of visibility is the biggest problem IT and security professionals cite when asked about issues with their current cloud and mobile solutions (85%).

In fact, data from Okta’s new Secure Business Agility Report reveals that 80% of respondents pointed to weak passwords or weak access controls as a security issue. As a result, 65% of IT leaders expect a serious data breach to hit their business within the next year.

The report also highlights that organizations are unsure if security is enabling or compromising productivity and agility: Just over half (52%) of IT leaders believe their current security solutions compromise productivity, while 48% believe their security measures enable the organization to adopt best-of-breed solutions that enable productivity and agility.

Also, 92% of IT leaders believe their organizations could do more to integrate and support cloud applications into their infrastructure and systems.

“In order to be more productive, organizations worldwide are investing in cloud and mobile technologies, enabling their staff to work from virtually anywhere. But this isn’t enough to ensure true agility. As organizations become increasingly connected, the traditional idea of the enterprise network boundary is vanishing and businesses need to prioritize strong security,” said David Baker, chief security officer at Okta. “To successfully navigate the new perimeter and avoid compromising on security and productivity, IT leaders need to adopt tools that span traditional company and network boundaries and enable agility across the organization.”

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Source: Information Security Magazine