The annual survey is called the State of Collaboration Security and is specific to security trends for the SharePoint and adjacent market segments. This year’s survey showed interesting trends which you can read about for yourself bydownloading the report and infographic. The information that grabbed my attention was:
- 54% of surveyed organizations have experienced at least one security incident or breach of a file sharing or collaboration system. This statistic is up from 33% last year. We don’t know if the increase is due to more breaches or better ability to recognize them.
- 67% of organizations plan to improve security for file sharing and collaboration. Perhaps this is the result of the above?
- Only 46% of organizations said that information security is responsible for the data security of information in file sharing and collaboration platforms. I feel that number is too low and I predict it will increase as information security teams expand their Data Loss Prevention deployments to SharePoint and the business critical nature of SharePoint becomes undeniable.
Thanks again to everyone that helped put this report together. Enjoy!