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Security Pros Agree: Cloud Adoption Outpaces Security

Oftentimes, responsibility for securing the cloud falls to IT instead of the security organization, researchers report.

Businesses are embracing the cloud at a rate that outpaces their ability to secure it. That's according to 60% of security experts surveyed for Firemon's first "State of Hybrid Cloud Security Survey," released this week.  

Researchers polled more than 400 information security professionals, from operations to C-level, about their approach to network security across hybrid cloud environments. They learned not only are security pros worried – oftentimes they don't have jurisdiction over the cloud.

Most respondents say their businesses are already deployed in the cloud: Half have two or more different clouds deployed, while 40% are running in hybrid cloud environments. Nearly 25% have two or more different clouds in the proof-of-concept stage or are planning deployment within the next year.

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https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/security-pros-agree-cloud-adoption-outpaces-security/d/d-id/1334013