The cloud has brought about an unprecedented method for storing, securing, and accessing data.
In the few short years since its inception, the cloud has grown at astronomical rates as individuals and companies all over the world start to realize the power behind cloud services and clamber to take advantage of all that they have to offer.
In fact, some industry leaders have speculated that the cloud will be a $250 billion dollar industry in just 4 short years.
But with all of the growth and success of the cloud, there is a dark side as well.
According to the Cloud Security Spotlight Report released by Crowd Research Partners, as the cloud continues to grow, so do the security concerns related with it.
One of the greatest threats to cloud security stems from unauthorized access through the misuse of employee credentials.
This accounts for nearly 53% of all cloud related security problems.
The other cloud related security risks are hijacking which accounts for about 44%, insecure interfaces, 39%, and external sharing of private nformation 33%.
(I know that these numbers do not add up to 100, that is because there are many cases where more than one of the above issues was related in a security breach.)
As the cloud continues to grow, you need to keep security a top priority.
Otherwise, your data and secure information could end up in the hands of competitors or other less savory characters looking to take care of your business.
You need to have a team of professionals help you to create a cloud based security solution to ensure that your company will not fall prey to information theft and leakage that could potential damage your value and reputation.