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Five Hidden Risks with Public Cloud Usage

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Lack of CSP Security Evaluation

Risk #3: Lack of enterprise evaluation of CSPs security provisions.

The number of enterprises with a process in place to evaluate the security practices of potential cloud partners has actually decreased from 54 percent two years ago to just 44 percent currently. (Source: "U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey," conducted annually by CSO magazine.)

We know many enterprises are still depending on the cloud service provider (CSP) to be primarily responsible for the security of the cloud application. The truth is, there may be a significant gap between what is promised by a CSP in its SLAs and what the customer will actually experience. Some organizations find that CSPs engage in more measures ensuring the security and compliance of their own data than they do with hosted data.

In fact, Gartner has published research over the past year highlighting that buyers of commercial cloud services – especially software as a service (SaaS) – are finding security provisions inadequate. The research calls for contracts to have more transparency to improve risk management by eliminating ambiguous terms regarding data confidentiality, data integrity, and recovery after a data breach. Ambiguity makes it difficult for service providers to manage risk and defend their positions to auditors and regulators.

As usage continues to expand across industries around the world, it's apparent that even more mission-critical operations and services will be moved to the cloud in the coming years.

According to a recent survey from Business Cloud News, the majority of respondents are planning a significant increase in cloud adoption in the next two years. This predicted growth of the cloud begs some questions about the current state of the cloud, including the hidden sources of risk with public cloud usage.

While many enterprises are clearly realizing promised benefits, there are still challenges and a consistent set of concerns. Before companies can move a new process to the cloud or expand current deployments, they need to understand the risks. In this slideshow, Perspecsys, a leader in enterprise cloud data protection solutions, takes a closer look at five hidden sources of risk associated with public cloud usage.

 

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