We've always seen a steady migration of hackers from one platform to the next as popularity grows. Now, unsurprisingly, they are targeting the cloud. In its Cloud Security Report 2015, Alert Logic researchers pointed out that nearly 90 percent of companies are now utilizing cloud computing. That means hackers now have an even greater pool from which to steal information.
To protect your cloud data, according to Sue Marquette Poremba:
"It all comes down to layers. The layered approach used to secure your networks is the same type of approach needed to protect the cloud. It's just as important to provide security specific to software as a service as it is to provide security for the infrastructure. It's also important to lay down specific groundwork on what responsibility the cloud provider has in providing security and what the company itself must address so there is no ambiguity."
Your company's data — client information, payment information, personal files, bank account details — is always at risk of falling into the wrong hands. And every day, security threats seem to come from a new place.
In this slideshow, we have collected some of the best advice that leading security experts have shared with IT Business Edge recently, identifying areas of data vulnerability and helping you develop strategies for securing your data and information systems.