Business trust in Cloud security sliding says report

GCC – Information security (InfoSec) professionals trust the cloud even less now than they did last year, despite efforts by cloud-service providers to tighten security, said the annual Cloud Security Survey conducted by the SANS Institute.

Cloud computing has been a dominant trend in MENA recent years and leading IT research firm Gartner projects that the cloud services market for the region will grow 18.3 per cent to reach $879.3 million in 2016.

However, even as the uptake of cloud continues to increase, security, which has always been a major hurdle to cloud adoption, remains a challenge. According to the SANS survey, 62 per cent of respondents said they are concerned that unauthorised outsiders could access data stored on public cloud services, representing a 20 per cent increase over the previous year.