Organizations ignoring security …
as they move to cloud services.
Companies are under increased pressure to cut costs and are turning to a variety of Web-based services, from online collaboration tools to social networking platforms, without considering the increased risks they pose and in some cases failing to inform IT security.
Two studies released today from EMC‘s RSA security division address the increased risks posed by cloud-based services and social networking. The 2009 IDG Research Services survey, commissioned by RSA, surveyed 100 security executives at companies with revenues of $1 billion or more. It found that many organizations lack a security strategy to address the risks associated with cloud-based services.
Nearly half of those surveyed either have enterprise applications or business processes running in the cloud or are beginning migration in the next 12 months. Yet, two-thirds do not have a security strategy in place for cloud computing, the survey found.
“The rapid adoption of nascent Web, social and mobile technologies combined with the rising use of outsourcing is quickly dissolving what remains of the traditional boundaries around our organizations and information assets,” Art Coviello, executive vice president at EMC and president at RSA said in a statement.
It is the third study in recent months that address the risks associated with the growing use of Web-based services. (Source: RSA council addresses growing security risks in the cloud – Search Security)
Very troubling. Read the whole thing.
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Posted on June 10, 2009, in Cybersecurity, Security, Technology, vulnerability and tagged Business, Cloud computing, Computer security, Consultants, EMC, RSA, RSA Security, Security. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Organizations ignoring security ….