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Cloud Apps Rise Despite Cloud Security Concerns- Valutrics

Cloud computing spend grew 20 percent last year, but security of critical data and systems remain key issues and barriers to adopting cloud services. As a result, cloud security concerns are rising as investment in it grows, according to a new report by Crowd Research Partners, but that’s not stopping companies from using the cloud. The study, “2016 Cloud Security Spotlight Report,” was sponsored by cloud security vendors Alien Vault, Bitglass, Cato Networks, CloudPassage, Dell Software, Dome9 Security, IMMUNIO, (ISC)² and Randtronics. The survey sample was 2,200 members of the Information Security Community on LinkedIn. Says Holger Schulze, founder of LinkedIn’s Information Security Community, “As organizations increase investments in cloud infrastructure, they are seeking a similar level of security controls and functionality to what’s available in traditional IT infrastructures. However, they are finding traditional security tools ineffective in the cloud. In a shared responsibility model, this is an opportunity for organizations to implement effective cloud security solutions to strengthen their security posture and capitalize on the promise of cloud computing.”