Posted on August 26, 2016 by Martin Pietrzak
In fact, in a recent survey of hundreds of IT decision makers, security was the leading reason (48.5% of respondents) why businesses haven’t yet made the leap to the cloud.
In a strange twist, though, that same study — conducted by a cloud migration expert SADA — showed that cloud security was also the key driver of its adoption (51.5%). So, simply put: cloud security is both scaring business away and attracting it en masse.
As the ZDnet writer Joe McKendrick puts it, public opinion about the public cloud is shifting, but it’s a trend that has been evolving — slowly — over the last few years.
The reality is that public cloud has its own security risks and concerns, just like anything. But when closely examined, most leaders would have to agree the cloud offers more security, better compliance options, far more control and transparency than the fears would have you believe.
This was the key topic of discussion in our latest webinar on Office 365, where we dug into the security and legal concerns present with adopting the cloud productivity suite.
Key Security Concerns with Office 365:
The core concerns about Office 365 centre around security, access, visibility, and encryption, namely:
As we have shown in our expert-hosted webinar, which was attended by IT leaders from across North America, is that under each of those key categories, Office 365 delivers a safe, secure and business friendly set of tools and solutions.
Of course, this does not mean that you are completely “off the hook.” Security on the cloud is always a shared responsibility — and you are still charged with much of the access, admin, and connections with the cloud applications that could provide other security issues not handled by Microsoft.
For a much deeper dive into all of the topics above, watch the recorded webinar above.