CSA and Google Cloud Launch Survey Report on Measuring Risk and Risk Governance

In collaboration with Google Cloud, CSA released the new survey report Measuring Risk and Risk Governance to provide a deeper understanding of public cloud adoption and risk management practices within the enterprise.

The goal of this research is to assess the maturity of public cloud and risk management within enterprises. Among the survey’s key findings:

  • There is no consistency of data classification across the use of cloud platforms and services — only 21% of users are utilizing cloud service data classification.
  • More than half (52%) of organizations reported that they did not evaluate the risk of their cloud services being used after procurement as product features or business environments changed.

This study shines a light on the opportunity enterprises can take to manage and measure their risk, and will hopefully lead to improved risk management practices.

​​“Increasingly, cloud is becoming … more of a means to manage risks. Continuously evaluating your risk status allows enterprises to properly configure and maximize the effectiveness of [your] security solutions, which in turn, protects their assets and improves business productivity,” said Phil Venables, Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Google Cloud. 

This study confirms that IT modernization into the cloud is the best path toward viable risk management.

Download it here.

CSA Report – Top Threats to Cloud Computing Pandemic Eleven

Cloud Security Alliance’s Top Threats reports have traditionally aimed to raise awareness of threats, risks, and vulnerabilities in the cloud. Such issues are often the result of the shared, on-demand nature of cloud computing.

In this sixth installment, CSA surveyed 703 industry experts on security issues in the cloud industry. This year the respondents identified eleven salient threats, risks, and vulnerabilities in their cloud environments. The Top Threats Working Group used the survey results and its expertise to create the 2022 Top Cloud Threats report – the ‘Pandemic Eleven’.

Download it here: https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/artifacts/top-threats-to-cloud-computing-pandemic-eleven/