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Skyhigh, Check Point claim cloud security simplification

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Cloud access security broker Skyhigh Networks and security vendor Check Point claim they’ve jointly made security, compliance and governance policies for cloud services a lot easier to manage.

Cloud services with enterprise-grade security doubled in 2014

Skyhigh: Cloud service providers are becoming more secure, even if enterprises still need to train employees on how to reduce risk of data loss

Data from Skyhigh’s latest cloud adoption and risk report in Europe, which collates data from over 15 million enterprise employees, suggests the average employee in Europe uses 23 different cloud services, a record high the firm said. But Kamal Shah, vice president of products and marketing at Skyhigh said that while cloud services are apparently more secure than ever, shadow IT risks persist.

Skyhigh: Enterprises lag on cloud security but services are getting better

Enterprises are still overwhelmingly using medium and high-risk cloud services en masse

Data from Skyhigh’s latest cloud adoption and risk report in Europe, which collates data from 1.4 million users, suggests cloud adoption has clearly accelerated rapidly this year, but less than one in ten cloud services used in enterprises today are considered low-risk. Kamal Shah, Skyhigh’s vice president of products and Nigel Hawthorn, Skyhigh’s marketing director for EMEA told BCN that while enterprises are embracing cloud services of questionable data security and privacy standards, the fastest growing cloud services today are less risky in this regard.

CSOs to benefit from EU data protection reform but cloud vendors may struggle to capitalise

CSOs are likely to benefit from the EU data protection policy overhaul

The EU will soon impose data protection legislation reforms in a bid to ensure more robust privacy guarantees and unify the data protection law across European member states. Peter Groucutt, managing director at cloud-based backup service provider Databarracks said the move will likely mean enterprises will be more willing to double down on IT security. But are cloud vendors in a position to capitalise on a potential boom in IT security spending?

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