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  • 10 July 2018 23:17

Netwrix Survey: Only 23% of Asian Companies Can Monitor Employee Activity in the Cloud

Netwrix 2018 Cloud Security Report finds that cyber threats boost interest in security solutions and employee training among JAPAC companies

Netwrix Corporation, a visibility platform provider for data security and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, released infographics about the state of cloud security in the Asia Pacific Region. Part of the 2018 Cloud Security: In-Depth Report, these infographics are based on feedback regarding cloud usage from IT pros at 162 companies across the Asia Pacific region.

The report shows that APAC companies have a more positive experience of cloud implementations than their peers in the Western Hemisphere. Overall 38% of APAC respondents say their security has improved after cloud adoption, compared with 32% in North America. They are concerned about a broad set of security threats: hackers, insiders and third parties. However, the enhanced security policies most of them plan to develop in response are not enough to mitigate such diverse risks.

Key findings include:

• 92% of respondents store sensitive data in the cloud. Their main cloud security concern is the risk of unauthorized access (67%). The risk of malware infiltration is also high at 56%.

• Companies have ambitious plans regarding cloud adoption. 75% of respondents are planning to move more data to the cloud, and 54% are ready to further enhance their cloud.

• Respondents are split nearly equally about the biggest risk in the cloud: 29% name external actors, 28% say employees and 26% list third parties.

• Only 23% of companies feel they have sufficient visibility into the activity of business users in the cloud, and less than a third (31%) have enough insight into the activity of IT staff.

• To mitigate security risks, 53% of respondents are planning to toughen their security policies and 49% are going to invest in security solutions. Employee training follows at 47%.

“The survey shows that organizations in APAC are progressive cloud users. However, they share the same concerns as the rest of respondents across the globe: the risk of unauthorized access, the risk of malware infiltration and the inability to monitor user activity in the cloud. To ensure effective cloud adoption, companies need to prioritize cybersecurity as a strategic goal. This includes establishing a security-centric culture and raising cybersecurity awareness among employees, as well as gaining visibility into user activity in the cloud to be able to detect anomalous behavior in a timely manner,” said Branden Boag, APAC Director at Netwrix Corporation.

About Netwrix Corporation Netwrix Corporation is a software company focused exclusively on providing IT security and operations teams with pervasive visibility into user behavior, system configurations and data sensitivity across hybrid IT infrastructures to protect data regardless of its location. Over 9,000 organizations worldwide rely on Netwrix to detect and proactively mitigate data security threats, pass compliance audits with less effort and expense, and increase the productivity of their IT teams. Founded in 2006, Netwrix has earned more than 140 industry awards and been named to both the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.

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