You can get a sense of the cloud security complexity challenge in the Deloitte Cloud Computing Risk Intelligence Map. In its own survey of CISO’s IBM found 86% of those surveyed say their organizations are now moving to cloud and of those three-fourths see their cloud security budget increasing over the next 3-5 years. Does that spell opportunity for you?
There is no doubt that better cloud security is needed. In a recent IBM CISO survey, 44% of security leaders said they expect a major cloud provider to suffer a significant security breach in the future; one that will drive a high percentage of customers to switch providers, not to mention the risks to their data and applications.
Cloud security concerns have long been one of the biggest impediments to organizations moving more data, applications, and processes to the cloud. These fears are further complicated by the fact the IT managers feel that much the cloud providers do is beyond their control. An SLA only gets you so far.