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Top Threats Facing Organizations
Cloud / SaaS Data
Executive Briefing
Numerous Threats to
Data and Business Continuity
Data Loss : Deletion or corruption of
data that can not be recovered
Expo...
What Are The Experts Saying?
CLOUD SECURITY ALLIANCE
The Top Nine Threats to Cloud Computing
#1 : Data Breaches and Leakag...
Devastating Effects of Data Loss and Exposure
The impact from lost data or exposure
can cripple an organization:
● Loss of...
“My Data is Safe, I’m on Google”
Google Apps is extremely
reliable and provides:
● Physical security around data
● Protect...
Risk to Data Due to Users Not Google
Research found the following risks:
● Over 60% of data loss in Google Apps is
caused ...
Summary
● Multiple threats exists to cloud data
● Organizations affected are widespread
● It’s not the cloud providers tha...
Steps You Can Take to Protect and
Secure your Organization’s Google Apps Data
● Use of cloud data backup and recovery appl...
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Top Threats Facing Organizations Cloud / SaaS Data

  1. 1. Top Threats Facing Organizations Cloud / SaaS Data Executive Briefing
  2. 2. Numerous Threats to Data and Business Continuity Data Loss : Deletion or corruption of data that can not be recovered Exposure : Unauthorized access to sensitive information Inaccessibility : Unable to access to critical data due to outage Compliance Breach: Failure to comply with federal or industry data regulations
  3. 3. What Are The Experts Saying? CLOUD SECURITY ALLIANCE The Top Nine Threats to Cloud Computing #1 : Data Breaches and Leakage #2 : Data Loss THE ABERDEEN GROUP SaaS Data Loss: The Problem You Didn’t Know You Had 32% of companies have lost data in the cloud SYMANTEC Avoiding the Hidden Costs of the Cloud 66% of organizations that lost data were unsuccessful in recovering information
  4. 4. Devastating Effects of Data Loss and Exposure The impact from lost data or exposure can cripple an organization: ● Loss of revenue due to missing data ● Cost of data replacement / wasted time ● Tarnished brand / reputation ● Repercussions due to policy breach
  5. 5. “My Data is Safe, I’m on Google” Google Apps is extremely reliable and provides: ● Physical security around data ● Protection against data loss related to infrastructure ● Settings to allow users to set data privacy levels
  6. 6. Risk to Data Due to Users Not Google Research found the following risks: ● Over 60% of data loss in Google Apps is caused by user action or error ● Almost 40% of organizations have had sensitive data exposed in the cloud ● 8% have lost data due to malicious means ● 3% have seen data deleted or corrupted by third-party applications
  7. 7. Summary ● Multiple threats exists to cloud data ● Organizations affected are widespread ● It’s not the cloud providers that pose risk ● Most loss is caused by users, authorized apps or malicious act ● Impact to business can be severe
  8. 8. Steps You Can Take to Protect and Secure your Organization’s Google Apps Data ● Use of cloud data backup and recovery applications to protect data regardless of the root cause ● Implement your corporate security policies to keep sensitive data private to only authorized or intended parties ● Leverage data loss protection applications to limit exposure of PII and sensitive information ● Choose tools that are proactive, automated and operate continuously without constant intervention

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