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Does anyone care about cloud security?

May 6, 2011 No Comments

Cloud computing vendors and customers may not be paying enough attention to security issues, according to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, sponsored by CA Technologies.

The study, “Security of Cloud Computing Providers,” found security to be a low priority for cloud service providers – and, apparently, their customers. A whopping 73 percent of U.S. service providers and 75 percent of European providers responding to the survey said their cloud services did not substantially protect and secure confidential or sensitive information. Two-thirds of U.S. providers and 61 percent of European providers were unsure whether their solutions are meeting customers’ security requirements.

According to polled vendors, the primary reason customers purchased their solution was cost reduction (91 percent), ease of deployment (79 percent) and improved customer service (37 percent). Vendors believed improving security and complying with agreements and policies to be low priorities for customers.

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