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Meeting compliance requirements such as HIPAA and PCI DSS and eDiscovery issues also are a growing concern, according to the Symantec study. More than half of those surveyed said they were concerned about being able to prove they have met cloud compliance requirements. A smaller percentage, 23 percent, indicated they had been fined for cloud privacy violations. Other firms said it was difficult to quickly find data in the cloud.
"One-third of businesses reported receiving eDiscovery requests for cloud data," Symantec said in its report. "Of those, two-thirds have missed their cloud discovery deadlines, leading to fines and legal risks."
Backup and recovery issues also increase costs of cloud adoption, the survey found, because they can be slow and tedious and sometimes result in data loss. Organizations indicated using three or more backup products for physical, virtual and cloud data. The survey found that 43 percent of organizations lost cloud data, a problem experienced by large and small and midsize businesses. Another 68 percent said they experienced recovery failures.
Properly using SSL certificates to protect data in transit also was a concern. Just 27 percent rated cloud SSL certificate management as easy and 40 percent were certain their cloud-partner's certificates were in compliance with corporate standards.