Cloud Computing Concerns Abound
Not surprisingly, considering a great deal of respondents placed an emphasis on security pros' cloud skills within the mobile security and BYOD space, 74 percent of survey respondents felt that new skills will be required in order to manage the anticipated risks associated with cloud use. As such, according to the survey, 89 percent of respondents indicated that information security professionals must know how security applies to the cloud. Other skills security pros must have, according to the report, centered on skills related to "understanding" the cloud. Having an enhanced understanding of cloud security guidelines and reference architectures ranked the highest at 78 percent, followed by knowledge of compliance issues at 71 percent, enhanced technical knowledge at 62 percent, and the ability to specify security-related contractual obligations and requirements at 61 percent. "The very high percentage of respondents choosing 'understanding' skills is indicative that there remains considerable ambiguity regarding cloud-related risks," the report said.