Cloud services have become ubiquitous. Many organizations, though, having embraced their various benefits, sometimes have overlooked some of their problems – including those that can arise because of security weaknesses, as a recent SC Magazine survey, which was sponsored by McAfee, has further affirmed. There are a slew of worries respondents noted as top of mind – from data loss, access control, incident monitoring and endpoint security to shared technology risks with customers, service provider access to data and cloud account hijacking. Add to these operational concerns, issues around keeping compliant with regulatory mandates or signing and monitoring service-level agreements and stress levels for information security professional like you can skyrocket. Through this latest 20/20 we hope to assuage some of your concerns by arming you with sound and practical steps you can take to address security-related problems in the cloud and ultimately keep your organization and its sensitive information safe from harm.
Graham Clarke, director of product management, McAfee
Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine