Advantages like improved time-to-market, lower total cost of ownership, and continual scalability are inspiring an increasing number of organizations to transfer their data to the cloud.

With cloud migrations, IT professionals report that their primary challenge is security. Traditional security solutions may not offer adequate safeguards during migration, and if improperly executed, migration can result in a security breach.

To help combat security challenges, 71% of organizations report that they implement privileged access control. However, an astounding number of organizations continue to mistakenly believe that the cloud provider is responsible for securing privileged access control.

Be sure to apply Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) as part of your access control model, along with additional strategic techniques. Invest in security that can improve enforcement and prioritizes “just enough, and just-in-time” access.

Take a look at this chart to see what other organizations are doing (or not doing) to achieve better security.

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Migrating your data to the cloud in a secure manner is mission-critical. For more information on how to conduct a successful migration, visit Forbes.