Two-Thirds of UAE CIOs Are Running in the Cloud, but One-Third Do Not Know If It’s Secure
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, October 9, 2017 -- UAE organizations face a major disconnect between cloud aspirations and secure cloud infrastructure, with two-thirds (64 percent) of CIOs in the region ranking cloud security as important, but one-third (34 percent) admitting that they do not know if their cloud is secure, according to newly released research from Palo Alto Networks®, the next-generation security company.
In the UAE and across the Middle East, cloud adoption is seeing strong take-up. Currently, 48 percent of UAE CIOs say that their organizations use public, private or hybrid clouds, according to Palo Alto Networks 2017 survey of cloud security.
According to 451 Group, 60 percent of workloads worldwide will run in the cloud by 2018, driving greater agility and scalability, higher performance, and faster access to innovative technologies, all of which enable organizations to gain a competitive edge.
“Cloud is driving digital transformation and businesses’ competitiveness across the Middle East. For a company to truly reduce cyber risk and protect data, they need integrated, automated, and effective controls to detect and prevent known and unknown threats across their entire architecture from the endpoint, to the network, to the cloud,” said Tarek Abbas, systems engineering director, Emerging Markets at Palo Alto Networks.
Cognizant of this shift to the public cloud, Palo Alto Networks outlined its top five priorities for CIOs to secure their public cloud workloads in 2018:
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