Shamun Mahmud, cloud security architect at DLT Solutions, highlighted recent survey findings from SailPoint in that firm’s annual market pulse survey on information technology mobility and cloud computing.
In a blog post, Mahmud compared Sailpoint’s findings for the commercial sector to what DLT sees in the public sector.
Mahmud wrote the rates of cloud adoption in the public and private sectors are in line with each other, as Sailpoint found one-third of mission-critical applications are in the cloud and Sailpoint expects half of those apps will be in the cloud within two years.
Mahmud highlighted another similar trend in both the public and private sectors, with many lines of businesses bypassing their IT organizations in business development conversations.
DLT recommends agencies bring IT leaders into those conversations, he wrote.
The company also wants agencies and businesses to work with IT professionals that understand the security, procurement and legislative aspects of cloud adoption, according to Mahmud.
Mahmud wrote DLT thinks this approach helps enterprises exercise diligence when classifying data.
Regarding the bring-your-own-device approach, Mahmud wrote IT offices at agencies and businesses are being challenged to account for user access from devices they do not control.
Enterprises are not addressing cybersecurity risks of BYOD at times, he wrote.