Netwrix outlines the key cloud adoption trends and challenges for government entities based on the results of its 2016 Cloud Security Survey
Irvine, CA, January 24, 2017
Netwrix Corporation, the first vendor to introduce a visibility and governance platform for hybrid cloud security, extracted data about government agencies from its 2016 Cloud Security Survey and released an infographic that reveals key cloud security concerns of federal and local governments.
Cloud computing has become a trending topic for federal CIOs in the last few years. In response to the Obama administration’s cloud-first initiative announced in 2011, organizations have reduced the number of applications (such as email) hosted in government-owned data centers in favor of using cloud-based services. However, cloud adoption can be challenging for agencies, since hackers are constantly improving their techniques to compromise cloud environments. This problem is more relevant than ever in light of the considerable increase in data breaches targeting federal and local government agencies, including the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Navy.
Major cloud security trends in government industry include the following findings:
"One of the toughest challenges for governments today is the need to protect highly sensitive data against culprits. Strengthening security is impossible without a deep understanding of what‘s going on across all levels of the IT environment. Visibility combined with user behavior analytics can help government agencies validate security policies, increase user accountability and mitigate the risk of data loss, as well as become more confident about using cloud technologies," said Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix.
To learn more about maintaining high-quality public service and data integrity, visit: https://www.netwrix.com/maintain_high-quality_public_service_and_data_integrity.html
Netwrix Corporation was the first vendor to introduce a visibility and governance platform for hybrid cloud security. More than 160,000 IT departments worldwide rely on Netwrix to detect insider threats on premises and in the cloud, pass compliance audits with less effort and expense, and increase productivity of IT security and operations teams. Founded in 2006, Netwrix has earned more than 100 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. For more information, visit www.netwrix.com
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