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3/29/2016
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Survey Shows Cloud Infrastructure Security A Major Challenge

Two-thirds of IT security professionals say that network security has become more difficult over the last two years with growing complexity in managing heterogeneous network environments.

A new report finds that CISOs struggle with right policies and processes to keep up with deployments of a myriad of cloud technologies. 

The survey of 150 security professionals, commissioned by network security vendor Tufin and Enterprise Strategy Group, indicates the major factors in securing IT infrastructure are the increasing number of devices joining the network, more technologies in use, and a rise in new applications being deployed. 

Some 69% of organizations are still in the process of adopting and applying security policies to their cloud infrastructure, and 63% say network security challenges in the past two years have inceased with the shift towards cloud computing, whether public, private, or hybrid.

The survey also shows that of all the organizations operating private/public cloud services, 49% believe their security team lacks the high level of skills required to secure cloud infrastructure. They also struggle to obtain similar visibility and security controls into the cloud environment as in their physical network.

According to Ruvi Kitov, CEO and co-founder of Tufin, organizations are increasingly moving their mission-critical applications to the cloud to modernize IT operations, but are facing issues keeping security policies in place due to a resource gap.

Around 90% of security professionals agreed that network security operations automation is critical to their IT initiatives, and 85% of them believed that automation can help their operations team to do more with existing resources, improve execution of security policies, and reduce human errors resulting in security misconfiguration. 

See the full findings of the survey here.

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kbannan100,
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3/30/2016 | 12:45:50 PM
Re: CASB
This is exactly why organizations need to work with cloud vendors who have experience and insight into more than just the application, platform or service they are trying to sell.


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3/29/2016 | 12:56:33 PM
CASB
These metrics drive further demand for CASB's. They are currently out there able to detect shadow IT apps, regular apps, and enforce policies but with the increases in tech for the cloud they will need to become more and more encompassing to keep up.
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