Private cloud is one of the critical deployment architectures IT teams are adopting as they transition to a service-centric delivery model. More than 75% of organizations? already use private clouds to lower costs, increase agility and exert greater control over security, data protection and compliance.
The transition to private cloud represents a paradigm shift in how IT is provisioned and data centers are deployed. Virtualization is expanding beyond servers into storage and networking, while software-defined models allow new levels of agility through advanced automation and orchestration.
As business models have become increasingly digital, high-profile, reputation-damaging security breaches are grabbing more news media headlines. Leading companies have ramped up their investments in cybersecurity, yet that spending is often not well aligned with actual threats. Studies have shown that server-focused solutions such as network anti-virus, malware detection and website firewalls attract the biggest investments, ignoring the fact that misuse of privileged credentials is by far the most common cause of breaches. The reasons for this disconnect are not well understood, in part because it sits at the intersection of the people and technology domains. This survey, conducted by WSJ Custom Studios with sponsorship from Centrify, seeks insights into senior-level thinking on this issue, including current cybersecurity priorities and the perceived degree of alignment between threats and solutions.
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