Paige Leidig, chief marketing officer of CipherCloud, says information protection requirements continue to be the primary hurdle for enterprise adoption, despite explosive growth in the cloud content and collaboration market and its evident advantages to productivity and cost efficiencies.
As enterprises move more applications to the cloud, continuous monitoring will play a greater role in assuring the software is patched in a timely manner, says John Streufert, DHS director of federal network resilience.
With Congress facing $1.2 trillion in budget cuts, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel says funding for cybersecurity initiatives will likely be affected. But with smart planning, government information technology should not be placed at risk.
IBM's Dan Hauenstein, in analyzing Big Blue's 2012 Tech Trends Report, says security concerns often inhibit the adoption of four technologies: mobile, cloud, social business media and business analytics.
A draft of new guidance intended to be a blueprint to validate and implement a secure infrastructure as a service cloud computing offering has been issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.