Friday, May 14, 2010

Security of Cloud Computing Users: A Study of U.S. and Europe IT Practitioners

CA and the Ponemon Institute have published a cloud security survey of U.S. and Europe IT and IT security professionals. The findings show that less than half of the respondents in the US don’t believe the organization has thoroughly vetted cloud services for security risks prior to deployment. It also showed that 55 percent of respondents are not confident they know all the cloud services in use in their organization today. The reason for this is that many cloud decisions are made by end users, who often don't give careful thought to which data should be in the cloud and which should not.

The study calls for a need for IT and Security professionals to embrace the cloud and help their organizations more securely adopt cloud services.

A copy of the survey can be downloaded from this site.

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