The public cloud is more than 30 percent riskier than on-premises applications — and security concerns remain a strong barrier to cloud adoption.
Those are just two of the findings from a new Cloud Security Spotlight Survey (registration required) by Campbell, Calif.-based Bitglass.
The data security company surveyed more than 1,000 IT and IT security practitioners to assess the state of cloud in the enterprise.
It found a third of respondents have experienced more security breaches with the public cloud than with on-premises applications. In addition, 90 percent still express concern about public cloud security.
The report also exposed other interesting facts, including that there are greater fears about employee misuse and access control than malware and hacking. In addition, Microsoft is making big gains in the enterprise, pushing past Google as an email provider and challenging Salesforce as the cloud service of choice.