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Press Release -- September 23rd, 2013
Source: Verizon

Security in the Cloud – Is it Really Mission Impossible?

Gavan Egan shares his thoughts at GigaOM Structure: Europe

by Clare Ward

Some business and IT leaders still remain hesitant when it comes to the adoption of cloud. The usual concerns cited are security, availability, and control. It’s true that an effective cloud computing strategy must incorporate these factors if it is to drive business success. However, is the quest for adequate security in the cloud really “Mission Impossible?”

Gavan Egan from Verizon Terremark recently joined a select expert panel at this year’s GigOM Structure: Europe (September, 19 2013 in London, U.K.) to discuss the myths surrounding security in the cloud and the future demands security threats would place on the cloud of tomorrow.

Let’s review the facts stated in one of our recent articles entitled Cloud Security: Let’s Talk About Risk.

  • The Verizon 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) found that attacks against virtualization technology were not present in the breaches analyzed.
  • An IDG survey concluded that 75 percent of organizations feel confident over their security of information assets in the cloud.

Hear the debate for yourself and decide:

Still intrigued? Then read Verizon’s 2013 State of the Enterprise Cloud Report, which draws upon Verizon data between January 2012 and June 2013 and examines current cloud adoption and usage trends—both in terms of how organizations are deploying cloud technologies and what they want from enterprise-grade cloud services. It considers the factors driving adoption; the growth in demand for VMs, memory, and storage; and expectations for the future of the cloud.

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