Security executives understand that most business technology systems will be maintained in a cloud environment going forward, but concern abounds that security teams are not equipped to manage the associated risks. This is especially true for those using public cloud infrastructure.

According to a recent CyberRisk Alliance Business Intelligence survey of 300 IT security decision makers and influencers, the number of cloud assets/workloads is growing among companies, with 55% of respondents running up to 50 assets/workloads in the public cloud alone. Here are the top 5 challenges facing cloud security today.

For more on these challenges -- and how to overcome them -- read the CyberRisk Alliance report and visit the Cloud Security Centers of Excellence page sponsored by Qualys.