Less than half of the 1,018 U.S.-based IT security and compliance executives who took part in a recent survey by the Ponemon Institute think their organization has adequate technologies to secure their cloud infrastructure.

The Ponemon Institute report, “Data Security in the Cloud Survey of U.S. IT Operations, IT Security and Compliance Practitioners”, shows that only one-third of the respondents think cloud infrastructure environments are as secure as on-premise data centers. The survey, which was sponsored by security technology provider Vormetric Inc., also shows that less than one third of the organizations encrypt data and/or files in the cloud.

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