Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 03-20-2013

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Why Don’t IT Leaders Care?  One of the survey’s most surprising findings is that only 48% of IT leaders are concerned about the security of cloud computing resources.

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Using Insecure Apps   51% of a company’s cloud applications that have not been vetted for security have not been used. 

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Protected in the Cloud  Only 50% of respondents have evaluated their company’s cloud applications to see if they are capable of protecting confidential information.

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

So, Why Aren’t You Checking?  Just 35% of respondents say that cloud computing applications can create a more secure environment than on-premises applications.

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Cloud Adoption Increases  In spite of the risks, 79% of respondents say their organizations are using some type of cloud computing applications. That’s up from 67% in 2010.

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Watch Out!  Despite the concerns with cloud computing security, just 35% of companies vet the software’s security features before deploying it across the office.

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Who’s Responsible?  Cloud providers are viewed as being responsible for the security of cloud applications, according to 36% of IT leaders.

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

End Users, Watch Out!  Surprisingly, 31% of IT leaders say security in cloud applications rests with their company’s end users.

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Uh, What About IT?  Just 8% of respondents say a company’s IT security function is responsible for securing cloud applications. The same percent of respondents believes the responsibility lies with general IT staff.

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?

It’s a Hybrid Environment  The largest number of IT professionals–64%–say they prefer a hybrid cloud-and-on-premise identity and access management setup, compared to separate credentialing for the cloud and on-premise.

Who's Protecting Your Cloud?