Enterprises Report Security Lapse with their Cloud Provider

Popularity of cloud computing is on the rise but most enterprises face apprehension over adopting cloud computing.

About 43 percent of enterprise IT decision makers experienced a security lapse or issue with their cloud provider within the last 12 months, according to a newly released global cloud security survey by Trend Micro. More than 10 percent of those surveyed said they have cloud computing projects in production, and about half of the respondents reported that they are either implementing or piloting new cloud applications.

Trend Micro is a global cloud security specialist that is focused on creating a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers

For this global survey, the company questioned 1200 IT decision makers from U.S., UK, Germany, India, Canada and Japan.

An overwhelming 93 percent of the respondents said they are currently working with at least one of the cloud services but remaining 7 percent has no plans to deploy any cloud computing service.

Based on our data, we see about 5 times more cloud applications coming online in the next few years, yet 43 percent of existing cloud users had a security incident last year. On top of that, some respondents didn’t even know they were using the cloud, much less securing it,” said Dave Asprey, vice president of cloud security, Trend Micro. “Given that many cloud service providers do not adequately add IT resources to security, the reality is that securing your cloud environment is not an option, it’s a necessity.”

In the past, security concerns were the primary inhibitors to cloud adoption. Now, performance and availability have equal influence over IT decision makers. As we witnessed in recent data breach incidents, everything is linked – poor security causes downtime, as well as bad performance,” added Asprey.

By Anuradha Shukla

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