Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world's largest organization dedicated to creating standards, certifications, and best practices that ensure a secure cloud computing environment, revealed the results of its most recent poll, Cloud Security and Technology Maturity, today. The poll, which was commissioned by CyberRes, a microfocus line of business and one of the world's top corporate software vendors, provides insight into enterprises' current and future intentions for cloud strategy, security, cloud services, and cloud-related technology.
"Cloud is a continuously evolving space with new services, strategies, and technologies springing up seemingly overnight. It's imperative, therefore, that organizations regularly change and adapt their approach to cloud and cloud security. While many of the survey's findings were in line with what we would expect, it was surprising that some technologies that have garnered the most hype are not, in fact, what organizations are planning to implement,"
Hillary Baron, lead author, and research analyst, Cloud Security Alliance
Despite introducing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, privacy-by-design is still in its early stage of development. With two-thirds of organizations (65%) either developing or planning to develop strategies, only 8% of respondents indicated that they have a fully implemented privacy-by-design strategy. Similarly, the survey also found that while blockchain and distributed ledger technology have been hyped for years, implementation rates have stagnated, owing to high failure rates caused by a lack of technical understanding combined with a high demand for resources.
Quantum-safe security and 5G aren't widely used yet, and additional research is required to determine the root causes and forecast a more reliable adoption timeframe.
"The growing popularity of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Zero Trust, for instance, was definitely in keeping with what we have been hearing anecdotally across the industry, but there were also some surprises in what companies aren't using. While multi-cloud adoption is strongly favored, many organizations are facing challenges in taking deployments to a next level," said Satya Divadari, Head of Enterprise Security Architecture, CyberRes, a Micro Focus line of business.