Infographic details cloud security concerns

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As the latest data breach imbroglio boils on, we have some data and insight into the importance of security on the path to value in the cloud. Our survey of 350 business and technology executives revealed that data security is a top concern when migrating to the cloud. The stakes are raised because collaboration is a major cloud benefit and companies are putting more and more data in the cloud.

But despite their concerns, companies haven’t assessed their own needs from cloud vendors or their own readiness, and they’re not emphasizing security when choosing providers. For a more detailed look at the state of security in the cloud, check out our think piece on the topic.


New paper highlights importance of cloud security


This week we released a think piece focusing on the importance of cloud security. And with another big breach in the news—this time possibly involving iCloud—the topic is as timely as ever. No surprise, then, that 76% of our 350 survey respondents said that security concerns influence their migration strategies.

This is especially true of healthcare companies. 87% of respondents from that industry said data security was a top migration concern. But despite this emphasis, we found that many firms may not be pursuing their security agendas when choosing a cloud vendor. Only 4% of respondents said meeting a minimum threshold of security was their most important quality when choosing a cloud services provider.

It’s important for companies to remember that cloud security is a two-way street—providers must have security measures in place, but those are useless without internal protocols and processes.

Read the full think piece here