A new survey by Crowd Research Partners, in partnership with a group of vendors, predicts that cloud security budgets will see a median increase of 22%.
TechRepublic– Experts are worried about the lack of qualified staff and the relatively weak, outdated security tools currently in use by many companies. According to the survey, only 16% of organizations believed their current security measures were enough to protect them, with 84% saying their security measures had, at best, limited capabilities in the cloud computing environment.
To address these issues, 56% of experts said they believed better training and certification of IT staff members is key to protecting cloud environments. In addition to training, security experts said companies should try to encrypt their data and look into hiring third-party security teams to make sure their cloud provider’s defenses were up to snuff. Half of the organizations mentioned in the survey expected growths in cloud security budgets, with a median increase of 22%.
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