SafeNet and SafeMonk have recently produced the results of a survey titled “Cloud App Usage vs. Data Privacy”.
The survey show the attitude of people, including C-Levels, to cloud storage and data privacy, a summary of the survey is below.
Do you frequently use cloud based applications (i.e. Banking, business applications, social media, etc.)?
- 64% Yes
- 25% No
- 11% what is a cloud based application…
Do you store any personal or professional data in the cloud?
- 55% Yes
- 28% No
- 14% I think so
- 3% not sure
Are you worried at all about the security of the cloud-based applications or data stored in the cloud?
- 55% Yes
- 32% No
- 15% Still trying to figure out what cloud is
Of the applications that you use, which are you most concerned about someone hacking into?
- 52% Banking Application
- 17% File Storing / Sharing Application
- 14% Email
- 9% None of the Above
- 8% Social Media Account
What system do you use most frequently for file storage?
- 39% Dropbox
- 25% The drawers on my desk
- 24% Google Drive
- 6% Other
- 5% Microsoft SharePoint
- 1% Box.net
Reading the above is even more interesting when you see the next question and answers.
What system for file storage and sharing does your company ask you to use?
- 52% Internal Network
- 13% Google Drive
- 12% Microsoft SharePoint
- 12% Dropbox
- 7% Other
- 3% iCloud
- 1% Box.net
When it comes to your data privacy, who are you most concerned with?
- 46% Government
- 22% Google
- 22% I’m not concerned about the privacy of my data.
- 6% Boss
- 3% Spouse
- 1% Mom
Does your company have a policy regarding usage of file sharing applications such as DropBox?
- 39% No
- 33% I don’t know
- 28% Yes
If your company has a policy against usage of applications such as DropBox, do you use it anyway?
- 79% Yes
- 21% No
What types of files do you store online?
- 50% Personal
- 24% Professional
- 18% Both
- 8% None of your business
What keeps you up at night regarding your data and personal information?
- 52% Nothing keeps me up at night. I sleep like a baby.
- 29% It will be maliciously exploited
- 17% The government will have visibility into my private information
- 2% My peers will know my secrets
What this survey suggests is that cloud app usage and document storage continue to proliferate, and that organizations should re-examine antiquated attitudes towards usage of these apps across the enterprise,” said Tsion Gonen, Chief Strategy Officer, SafeNet, Inc. “It’s clear that top-level executives understand the advantages of cloud app usage, and should enable their companies to leverage these advantages by adopting contemporary security tools and practices