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August 1, 2013

Security services vital to support cloud, say 59% of IT managers

Over half of UK IT managers believe a fully outsourced managed security service is necessary to support the roll-out and management of cloud technologies, a survey has shown.

The poll of IT managers across all sectors by Vanson Bourne revealed that 78% of respondents are concerned about how to migrate to online services securely.

“As more people introduce cloud services there may be an increase in the use of security in the cloud,” said the survey report.

The report said it is likely that most businesses are trialling the technologies before taking the next step, especially with an issue as important as security.

Only 5% of all IT managers saw no benefit in using a security as a service provider, but all those in the financial sector recognised the benefit of security services.

Just over two-thirds said security service providers should be held responsible for security breaches, indicating that few are willing to accept the security responsibilities of moving to the cloud.