Nearly half – 46 percent – of 37,000 Twitter users polled by Armor over a 13-week period said they’ve put sensitive data in the cloud, while 41 percent said they’d do so in the next two years.
While the second annual #ArmorU poll showed that users are becoming comfortable with the security of the cloud and place a premium on measures like access management and user monitoring, it also found that organizations are focused on managing security costs. In addition, 47 percent did not understand what shared responsibility means in the realm of cloud security, down only slightly from 50 percent the year before.
Survey-takers' confidence in their own cybersecurity postures was flagging, with 40 percent expressing low confidence and 34 percent having moderate confidence.
“The #ArmorU poll series demonstrates that businesses are embracing the cloud but are still looking for ways to migrate their sensitive data without leaving behind the compliance and security levels they need,” Armor CSO Wayne Reynolds said in a release. “Businesses are nervous about cybersecurity and are looking for solutions that will allow them to move forward with their cloud initiatives with confidence.”