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Volume 30, Issue 1

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Tuesday, 07 May 2013 15:27

Businesses must radically rethink their approach to cloud security

The lack of comprehensive control over cloud-based environments, coupled with the uncertainty about how to manage insider threats, mobile access and compliance issues, poses daunting challenges for senior IT managers. Data is suddenly everywhere, and so are the number of people, access points and administrators who can control – or worse, copy – the data. This is a key issue for businesses as they are losing control of their data in the cloud.

This creates real uncertainty about how to manage IT security in the cloud. Recent independent research revealed that 89% of the global information security workforce lacks clarity as to how security applies to the cloud, and 78% of information security professionals lack understanding of cloud security guidelines and reference architectures.