CloudPassage - Cloud Security Concerns and the Perceived Effectiveness of Traditional Security Solutions in a Cloud Environment
Joint research by CloudPassage and CSO Magazine was just published for a survey conducted for high-level security professionals at major North American organizations on their attitudes toward cloud security, key adoption drivers, and the effectiveness of traditional security solutions in cloud environments.
Chief among the findings was that 80% of respondents don't think traditional network security tools can adequately protect cloud infrastructure, while at the same time noting that fully 58% of IT services will be based in public, private or hybrid cloud environments in the next 18 months, a dramatic increase over the 43% today.
In addition to the findings above:
- 73% of respondents reported that traditional security is difficult to scale in a cloud environment
- 53% anticipate the majority of their customer data will reside in a cloud environment — and nearly 20% in a public cloud — in the next 18 months
- 37% are concerned about their ability to meet compliance requirements
- the top three concerns about customer data residing in the public cloud are data ownership, location of data, and shared technology