Concerns About Data Security Slow Cloud Adoption

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 02-13-2017 Email

Security concerns about critical data, applications and systems in the cloud continue to deter faster adoption of cloud services, according to a new report. "Today, perceived security risks are the single biggest factor holding back faster adoption of cloud computing," the report says. Ransomware and lateral threats are expected to become more prevalent with new attack vectors. All the same, cloud investment continues to grow 20 percent annually as organizations try to reduce IT costs, increase agility and support their business functions more effectively. The report, "Cloud Security 2016 Survey," which was conducted by Checkpoint Software Technologies, is based on a survey of 200 cyber-security and IT professionals conducted in November 2016. It reveals that security professionals prioritize encryption of both data at rest and data in motion, as well as access controls to protect sensitive data in the cloud. Included here are highlights of the survey and a blog by Donald Meyer, head of product marketing, data center and cloud.



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