Vendor Security Assurances
Providing the right security assurances goes a long way toward building trust in a cloud service provider.
According to those who have chosen or are evaluating cloud providers, security controls in the platform
(74 percent) are the most common security assurances provided. Those already using a cloud service
provider are significantly more likely to be assured of security controls in the platform than those IT
professionals still evaluating vendors (85 percent versus 70 percent).
Security Assurances Provided by Cloud Service Providers (n=168)
Service provider did not offer anysecurity assurances and/or functionalityIndustry-specific compliance capabilitiesHardware-based security solutionsAdd-on security solutionPrivacy compliance capabilitiesSecurity functionality built into the softwareSecurity controls in the platform
What security assurances and/or functionality does/do the cloud service
Just over three-quarters (78 percent) believe a cloud service provider with additional hardware-based
security measures to reduce some forms of malware provides a higher level of security. This was higher
for those companies thwarting 10 or more attacks per month (62 percent versus 42 percent for those
fighting off fewer attacks).