A record number of more than 43,000 IT and security professionals attended RSA Conference two weeks ago in San Francisco. Whether discussing cyber policy, strategies for cloud management, or emerging security tools, attendees were focused on how the future of cybersecurity will affect their industries, infrastructures, and the technology they use on a daily basis.
At Netskope, we’re always discussing the proliferation of cloud services, and how this ever-growing volume affects everything from IT to cyber policy. The January Netskope Cloud Report found that enterprises are now using, on average, a total of 1,031 cloud services – 94.8% of which are not enterprise ready. With the growing use of cloud services, enterprises are seeing an influx of data in their cloud environment, and a flurry of potentially unsafe activity as employees share files and collaborate in documents constantly.
The problem is that these services are often unsanctioned, and highly vulnerable to threats, leaving businesses in need of a solution. Protection of data comes from the top down — every business, from the government to small startups, must implement policies to ensure their data, and that of their employees, are secure.
We surveyed those in attendance at RSA to find out how much IT professionals actually know about their data, how they feel about impending data policies and how they believe the new administration will affect national security.
The Cloud Service Environment
Question: Please estimate how many cloud services on average are in use in an organization.*
*The correct number is 1,031 services in use on average, according to Netskope’s January Cloud Report.
Question: How often do you share data with your colleagues through a cloud service?
Question: How many messaging services do you use on average to collaborate across teams or across offices? (ie Slack, HipChat, Google Chat)
The New Administration
Question: Will cybersecurity be better or worse under the Trump Administration when compared to previous administrations?
Question: Have cyber policies proposed so far by the Trump Administration put your data at greater risk?
Question: Do you think attacks by nation-state actors will increase or decrease due to nationalist rhetoric?
Question: Are you aware of the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)?
Question: Has your employer/company informed you about the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and how they may affect work processes?
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