There will always be a risk when using technology, no matter how secure they are. The goal is to always minimise as much risk as possible and that is dependent on some key factors such as:
- Is the provider accredited? If so to what extent?
- Do you have a say where your data is stored? There are some now really highly accredited and credible hybrid clouds for the enterprise that give you as much or as little control as you want
- Does the provider work with you to identify your pain points and come up with the best possible solution?
- Do you have a strategy in place for your employees before you move to the cloud? People are the number one risk when it comes to cloud computing, not the technology itself
The really strong cloud players wouldn’t have a lack of security as they should be innovating whilst deploying so will be able to help you with the above and more.