Cloud Security: 10 Facts the Channel Should Know

By Gina Roos

Organizations' views about cloud security continue to evolve. Many consider security to be better in cloud versus on-premise environments, according to the findings of a new survey, commissioned by cloud security and disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) specialist iland and conducted by Enterprise Management Associates. The survey of 100 IT decision makers and security experts who use cloud infrastructure and/or DRaaS technology in North America reveals that despite using more security tools in the cloud than on premises, IT teams still face risks due to staffing and skills shortages, which makes it difficult to integrate and manage those tools. The study concludes, however, that technology is not the complete answer to cloud security. "Cloud adoption is a long-term partnership between the business and the provider," the study said. "It provides a new toolset to address both traditional and new IT service delivery challenges. Within that toolset, security, elasticity and agility are all available to accelerate business service delivery." Here, we look at key takeaways from the study.

This article was originally published on 2016-06-27