Research: Cloud Security and Risk Survey

Aug 30, 2013


Research: Cloud Security and Risk Survey

For most companies, the question isn’t whether to use public cloud software or ­infrastructure services, but how to do so securely. Or at least, that should be the question. Among the 319 respondents to our InformationWeek 2013 Cloud Security and Risk ­Survey, 28% expect to be delivering 25% or more of their IT services from the cloud within 24 months. Other data points:

> 75% of those using public cloud services have engaged SaaS providers, up from 66% in our June 2012 survey. Use of PaaS and IaaS are both flat year over year, at 43% and 34%, respectively.

> 53% of those using or considering cloud services classify their organizations as very or somewhat risk-averse.

> 35% using or considering cloud run or will run at least one mission-critical application with a public provider, and 24% allow or will allow some sensitive data to reside in the cloud. (R7150913)


Survey Name   InformationWeek 2013 Cloud Security and Risk Survey

Survey Date   June 2013

Region   North America

Number of Respondents    319

Purpose   To examine IT professionals’ attitudes toward cloud security risks.

Methodology   InformationWeek surveyed 319 business technology decision-makers at North American organizations. The survey was conducted online, and respondents were recruited via an email invitation containing an embedded link to the survey. The email ¬invitation was sent to qualified InformationWeek subscribers.



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