Cloud Security No Walk in the Park
We asked survey respondents to tell what they experienced as
the greatest challenges to implementing security. Nearly all (95
percent) who are already implementing or offering cloud services
have experienced slight challenges in implementing security for a
private or hybrid cloud. One in five (22 percent) indicated that they
had experienced major challenges. The biggest headache? Data
protection challenges, experienced by 44 percent of those surveyed.
Cloud Security Challenges (n=95)
Top Challenges Experienced (n=90)
Slight Challenges44%Data protection/security11%Data privacy/setting access levels8%Costs/budgets8%User(s) learning curve7%Mentally adapt to cloud service7%Seeking management approval7%Vendor issues6%Compatibility/integration6%Reliability/performance6%Implementation/overall operation60%
were these challenges?
How would you describe the challenges you’ve
experienced in implementing security for a
private or hybrid cloud?
Asked how they overcame their challenges, those surveyed reported that their top method was to increase or upgrade security measures,
as well as to research thoroughly and leverage vendor relationships. Other approaches included training, hiring consultants, and increasing
budget. A number of companies continue to grapple with unresolved issues.