Cloud encryption survey released
Research by the Ponemon Institute found half of the 4000 business and IT managers surveyed host sensitive or confidential data in cloud environments.
It also found 61 per cent of respondents believe cloud adoption has increased their companies' security posture.
Richard Moulds, product strategy vice president at Thales e-Security, which sponsored the survey, told SC the concept boils down to three areas: what is happening now; who is responsible for protecting data; and who is looking after the keys. "It is the less sophisticated industries that are moving data to the cloud, as they believe the hype or they are more secure, as they know how to do it selectively so they are relatively safe," he said