Report: Canadians skeptical about cloud security when it comes to medical, financial information


According to a report conducted by cloud software company Citrix Canada, most Canadians are wary of cloud security when it comes to sensitive information like medical and financial information.

To conduct the study, Citrix Canada conducted a survey of 1,505 Canadian residents between February 13 to 18.

Almost half (46 percent) of Canadians either feel not at all secure or not very secure storing family information in the cloud. This figure rises to 52 percent for medical information and 59 percent for financial information.

However, Canadians were less sensitive about cloud security in the workplace; sixty-two percent of employed Canadians feel either somewhat secure or very secure storing work documents in the cloud. At the same time, 42 percent of workers think their employer is solely responsible for maintaining and upgrading security on all devices.

Generationally, in the workplace the 18-34 cohort feels most secure storing documents (67 percent) and the 45-54 and 65+ cohorts feel the least secure (54 percent).

“These findings demonstrate companies must take a proactive approach to cloud computing and security,” said Ching Mac, sales director for Citrix Canada. “This means facilitating and updating secure cloud technology, and enforcing a cloud security strategy in which all employees are engaged.”

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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