Over half (55%) of Irish businesses do not have an integrated cloud security plan in place. This is according to research from Logicalis Ireland which involved more than 100 IT decision makers across Irish businesses.
The research found that almost a quarter (24%) are concerned about losing data to the dark web. Despite this, 13% admitted their organisations have no response plans in place for security incidents, with a further 26% only acting reactively as and when incidents arise.
The three biggest concerns in relation to cloud security are data breaches (70%), human error (60%) and permanent data loss (44%). Furthermore, almost three quarters of respondents are more worried about cloud security threats in 2020.
Commenting on the research, Sales Manager at Logicalis Ireland, Loman McCaffrey said, "As well as maximising security, organisations need to consider platforms that also help to keep costs under control, support staff productivity and enable better management of data, regardless of the cloud environment they’re using."
He added, "Furthermore, as more organisations move their workloads into the cloud, it’s vital they have a clearly defined and continually evolving security strategy that covers all aspects of the business, including staff training to reduce the risk of falling victim to cybersecurity attacks. Otherwise their fears could be realised."