Cloud Computing

Corporate IT is clueless on Cloud

Arun Mysore

Many IT practitioners say they do not have complete knowledge of all the cloud computing resources deployed within their organizations.

Will Cloud marginalize corporate IT and create security
problems? Various studies have begun to answer in the
affirmative.

A recent study by CA and Ponemon Institute have released a study
on Security of Cloud Computing Users study with data from
642 and 283 IT practitioners in the United States and Europe
respectively.

Most strikingly the respondents say they do not have complete
knowledge of all the cloud computing resources deployed within
their organizations.

Cloud computing deployment decisions are decentralized and
business users are in the driving seat. They make deployment
decisions without involving the IT teams or without any security
review.   IT practitioners say business users are ‘more
responsible’ for ensuring a safe cloud computing environment than
corporate IT.

Corporate IT also lacks confidence in their organizations’
ability to secure data and applications deployed on public clouds,
and give a substantially higher rating to the security of
on-premise computing resources. 

Corporate IT is particularly worried about securing the physical
location of data assets and restricting  privileged user
access to sensitive data.

You can download the full report at CA web site

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