Why SMBs believe their data is unsafe in the cloud | IS Decisions
Two thirds (61%) of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) believe that their data is unsafe in the cloud, with almost a third (29%) saying that they have suffered a breach since moving to the cloud for storage.
IS Decisions new report, “Under a cloud of suspicion,” draws on research conducted with 300 heads of security within SMBs based in the UK, US, and France who are using Dropbox for Business, Google Drive, Box, and Microsoft OneDrive. It examines the current perceptions of cloud storage security among organizations and highlights a clear need for work to be done to ensure the safety of company data living in the cloud.
Once you start to unpick these perceptions of cloud storage, the reasons why they exist becomes clear. According to the report, 31% say that since moving to the cloud for storage, it’s been harder to detect unauthorized access, while 21% admit to keeping their most sensitive data stored on on-premises infrastructure because they don’t trust its security in the cloud.
There’s no doubt that the cloud has considerably enhanced the way that SMBs do business. But businesses who have moved to the cloud for storage are finding it harder to detect unauthorized access to company files and folders. The ease of sharing data among teams and simple integrations their storage can have with other cloud applications significantly increases the prospect of unauthorized access. This difficulty is helping drive SMBs to outsource their IT services to a qualified IT managed service partner.
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FileAudit proactively tracks, audits and reports on all access to files and folders — and alerts IT teams to suspicious file activity the moment it occurs. Traditionally, FileAudit monitored files and folders on Windows Active Directory-based servers, but now, IS Decisions has extended FileAudit’s monitoring capabilities to Dropbox for Business, Google Drive, Box and Microsoft OneDrive.