Article | October 4, 2018

What A CIO Needs To Know About Cloud Security

Source: Area 1 Security

By Kim Del Fierro, VP of Marketing for Area 1 Security

Kim Del Fierro, VP of Marketing for Area 1 Security

Major data breaches are no longer a rare occurrence in the business world. It comes as no surprise, under those circumstances, that cybersecurity in general is a hot topic. With cloud-based solutions becoming so widely used, cloud security is one of the primary concerns of IT professionals.

That’s only one of the things you’re expected to keep track of as the Chief Information Officer or as an IT professional for your organization. Knowing how secure the cloud is can help you determine your company’s policies for organizational use of public cloud services. What does every CIO need to know about a few of the more pressing issues within cloud security? Let’s have a look:

Cloud Usage is on the Rise

When it comes to the discussion about cloud security, it’s important to remember that cloud solutions, like any other technology, mostly depend on how we’re using them. As the CIO, you will likely be working for one of the 80 percent of businesses expected to be using the cloud by 2020. This rapid growth is leading to new issues in cloud security. What creates a cybersecurity problem, more often than not, is how users are managing the controls of the cloud solution itself.