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Do You Know Who's Accessing Your Info in Cloud and Systems They're Tapping Into There? Probably Not.

Who is accessing business data stored in the cloud? Apparently, many organizations don't know. Indeed, a new study found that nearly 48 percent of businesses "are not confident" that an audit of their cloud applications would find that only authorized users were accessing the business's cloud applications. That finding comes from a survey of 384 business managers from large enterprises, conducted by identity access and management provider Courion.

The survey also found that 61 percent of organizations -- compared with 53 percent in a similar survey conducted last year -- said they have limited, at best, knowledge of which systems and applications employees are accessing. Furthermore, 16 percent suspect that their cloud applications are being inappropriately accessed, but said they don't know how to identify unauthorized users.

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Who is accessing business data stored in the cloud? Apparently, many organizations don't know. Indeed, a new study found that nearly 48 percent of businesses "are not confident" that an audit of their cloud applications would find that only authorized users were accessing the business's cloud applications. That finding comes from a survey of 384 business managers from large enterprises, conducted by identity access and management provider Courion.

The survey also found that 61 percent of organizations -- compared with 53 percent in a similar survey conducted last year -- said they have limited, at best, knowledge of which systems and applications employees are accessing. Furthermore, 16 percent suspect that their cloud applications are being inappropriately accessed, but said they don't know how to identify unauthorized users.

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