Data Security Through the Cloud [summary]
Is the combination of cloud computing and mobility a perfect storm of security threats?
Actually, yes. And you should prepare for them as if there is a storm coming.
As businesses become increasingly mobile, so does sensitive data. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by ESG,
31% of security professionals say that the biggest risk associated with cloud infrastructure services is, “privacy concerns associated with sensitive and/or regulated data stored and/or processed by a cloud infrastructure provider.”
With cloud-based services, it is key to have visibility into applications and provide consistent experience across devices accessing the web and cloud applications. More users are leaving the standard PC behind and engaging cloud applications through a mobile device, making application-layer security and user access security critical. Smartphones and tablets are able to connect to applications running anywhere, including public, private and hybrid cloud applications, opening your data to potential attacks. Security professionals need assurances that their cloud security provider will appropriately secure customer data while ensuring availability and uptime.
The conversation is no longer if you’ll be attacked, but when. And will you be prepared?
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