Eight Cloud Security Predictions for 2012 - Slide 3

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Insider threats backed by malicious intent, and the risks associated with insider breaches will grow in 2012. Because they occur within the network and by privileged users – such as employees, contractors or partners – organizations will have a hard time battling insider threats with traditional security measures that detect attacks from the outside. In a recent survey from Lieberman Software, more than 48 percent of survey participants said they have worked at an organization whose systems got compromised by a hacker. Keep in mind many of these insider threats are also simply human error.

The cloud can be a godsend for enterprises struggling to keep up with burgeoning data loads and high user demand. In the blink of an eye, you gain access to all the resources you desire, and at a fraction of the cost of building out additional physical infrastructure. Given the ease of access and relative low cost, the cloud continued to rapidly gain traction during 2011.  What can we expect this year?  Eric Chiu, president & founder of HyTrust, a cloud infrastructure control company, has made the following 2012 cloud security predictions.

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