Cloud computing: controls taken against security risks 2012

This graph shows responses to a survey question asking respondents what controls had been implemented within their business against increased risks due to the use of cloud computing technology. The most frequently implemented control was 'stronger oversight on the contract management process for cloud service providers'

Which of the following controls have you implemented to mitigate the new or increased risks related to the use of cloud computing?

Share of respondents
Stronger oversight on the contract management process for cloud service providers28%
Encryption techniques28%
Increased due diligence of service providers25%
Stronger identity and access management controls22%
On-site inspection or assessment by your security/IT risk teams16%
Adjusted compliance monitoring processes15%
Increased auditing of cloud service provision15%
Adjusted incident management processes15%
Contracting with a third party to test controls at a cloud service provider13%
Financial penalties in the case of security breaches13%
More reliance on third-party certification of cloud service providers12%
Financial penalties in the case of compliance and privacy issues12%
None38%
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Source

Release date

November 2012

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

May to July 2012

Special properties

CIOs, CISOs, CFOs, CEOs and other information security executives

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview, online survey

Supplementary notes

* Ernst & Young received feedback from nearly 1,836 CIOs, CISOs, CFOs, CEOs and other information security executives from 64 countries and across all industry sectors.

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