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.