The (Potential) Upside of Cloud Insecurity
IT Connection Blog by Amy Larsen DeCarlo
- Half of all organizations surveyed in Trend Micro’s 2012 study said “apprehension over security” is a major inhibitor in their adoption of cloud technologies.
- This reticence may actually prove to be a good thing as enterprises examine their own security strategies, and press their providers to offer up proof points around protecting data privacy and integrity in the cloud.
As is the case with the deployment of any transformational technology or IT delivery model, the enterprise migration to the cloud is pushing IT organizations to reexamine their own security postures and policies, and question the practices their providers employ to protect their data. Even as more organizations move workloads into the cloud, many are still reticent about making the leap of faith into an on-demand environment, and perhaps for good reason. A recently released survey of IT professionals sponsored by security vendor Trend Micro found that 41 percent of companies in the U.S. that had deployed workloads in the cloud experienced some kind of lapse or security breach. Read more of this post at http://bit.ly/UGSFBJ
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