Is cloud security risk a barrier to cloud services adoption at your company?

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In the CompTIA 3rd annual Cloud Trends study (published in July 2012) 49% of IT executives were cloud-averse because of security. But now more executives including Richard Dorough, managing director of cybercrime incident and response for PricewaterhouseCoopers, believe data might actually be safer in the cloud. Is cloud security risk a barrier to cloud services adoption at your company?

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  • TomLiotta
    For most organizations, I'd agree that data is probably safer in an established public cloud than in a local network. We ran annual surveys for a number of years and found that average security practices were pretty abysmal. . One likely extra risk is that a public cloud represents a larger target to attack. Though it might be more difficult to penetrate, it can also contain more items of value. . Tom
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Spot on Tom. This is exactly what I see in my work. I have my reservations about the cloud (www.principlelogic.com/cloudsecurity.html), but at least the heat is being applied to the cloud service providers which will require them to get better. Just beware of blind reliance on SSAE 16 audits/reports. They're of minimal value when it comes to the true technical vulnerabilities that can be exploited in cloud environments.
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