DENVER, Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CipherPoint™, a data security provider for on-premises and cloud file sharing and collaboration systems, today announced the results of its second annual survey on security issues in collaboration platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, and Google Apps. CipherPoint performs this survey each year in order to provide insight into the unique security challenges associated with securing information in platforms that are specifically intended for making information easily and broadly accessible.
According to the report, security continues to be the largest issue preventing organizations from moving their critical content to the cloud, with unauthorized sharing and external attackers being the most commonly cited concerns.
Other key findings include:
- Security incidents and breaches have increased from 2013. This year, 54% of survey respondents have experienced at least one breach, up from 33% in the 2013 survey.
- Only 28% of enterprises have scanned cloud collaboration sites for sensitive or compliance regulated information. This suggests that businesses are not aware of the level of security risk present in their collaboration systems.
- 70% believe that security and compliance concerns continue to be an obstacle to adoption of Cloud platforms such as Office 365. This figure is up from 63% in 2013.
To request a complimentary copy of the survey report and infographic, please visit http://cipherpoint.com/2014-state-of-collaboration-security/
About CipherPoint Software, Inc.
CipherPoint's solutions identify, encrypt, and control and audit access to sensitive and regulated data on-premises and in cloud file sharing and collaboration systems such as SharePoint and Office 365. CipherPoint's solution is unique in preventing privileged IT administrators and outside attackers that target IT-level access from accessing sensitive information.
A winner of the SINET 16 award as a top security company in 2012 and Cyber Defense Magazine's Most Innovative Cloud Security Solution for 2014, CipherPoint is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and was founded by IT security experts with deep experience in building successful security technology companies. Customers in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, government, and other industries, in Europe, North America, and Asia rely on CipherPoint to protect access to sensitive and regulated information. Contact CipherPoint through Email or at +1-888-657-5355.
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