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New Survey Shows Hybrid Cloud Confidence

Executives are mostly confident in their hybrid cloud security, according to the results of a new survey.

A new survey of executives shows that the vast majority are deploying hybrid cloud architectures for their organization. When queried about the state of their IT security, the breakdown is interesting: Half say it's healthy, one-quarter have some level of concern, and one-quarter seem to be at best overconfident, at worst delusional. More on that, shortly.

The survey, sponsored by Cavirin Systems, asked executives about how they were building their application architectures for the business. Roughly 80% say that they are building hybrid clouds, with half of those saying that Microsoft Azure is part of their infrastructure.

When the survey turned to how they are protecting the applications and workloads on those hybrid clouds, 40% say that they rely solely on the tools available through the cloud provider. Among the rest, respondents listed cloud workload protection systems (CWPP), CASB, and SIEM tools as part of their security platforms. Nearly two-thirds say that cloud and on-premise systems are protected by entirely separate security tools.

With the diversity of approaches and tools, 53% of those responding say that their cybersecurity posture is "healthy." Another 23% say that their cybersecurity health is on the spectrum between average and terrible. A confident 23% describe their cybersecurity health as "impenetrable." History suggests that those in the final group might be wrong.

For more, read here.

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