A new survey reveals insecurities in the IT community over cloud security. Trend Micro conducted the survey and found 43 percent of respondents have had security issues with their cloud providers.
About 1,200 IT experts from Japan, Canada, India, German, the U.K. and the U.S. were surveyed and revealed their concerns with security in cloud adoption. The report showed that even though more and more enterprises were moving to the cloud, 50 percent were concerned over security data or cloud infrastructure. About 48 percent were concerned about performance and availability of cloud service.
“In the past, security concerns were the primary inhibitors to cloud adoption, now performance and availability have equal influence over IT decision makers,“ said Dave Asprey, vice president of cloud security at Trend Micro. “As we witnessed in recent data breach incidents, everything is linked; poor security causes downtime as well as bad performance.“
Encryption in the cloud is of immense importance for respondents of the survey with 85 percent saying they encrypt data stored in the cloud and more than half said they would be more likely to consider a cloud provider if encryption data storage were included in the offering.