Cloud Angst Continues
IT security professionals who deal with a variety of cloud security issues say they are increasingly advocating that business executives keep them in the loop when considering the use of any new cloud-based services. Forward-thinking firms have created a policy and a formalized process that keep security and the company's legal team involved in decisions. But IT security teams are still being left out of the decision-making process and others have no idea of the extent of cloud services being used across their business units, according to a survey of 130 security professionals at RSA Conference conducted by McLean, Va.-based cloud security gateway vendor PerspecSys. Here are some of the key findings.