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Ovum: Cloud service providers need to double down on security

Enterprises would be more willing to use cloud if providers focused more on security, compliance

A recently published Vormetric survey suggests over half of enterprises globally are using cloud-based services to store sensitive data, and many of the IT decision makers polled by the firm said they felt pressured into using cloud services over legacy alternatives. But respondents also showed an overwhelming willingness to use cloud services to store or analyse sensitive data if service providers could guarantee some essential security and information governance capabilities and measures.

Adobe data breach highlights the company’s security shortcomings, experts say

Adobe says the data breach compromised IDs, passwords and email of 2.9 million customers, and an undisclosed amount of payment

Adobe confirmed Thursday that it has suffered significant security breaches compromising the data of 2.9 million customers and valuable source code for its software offerings when it was targeted in a “sophisticated” cyber attack this week, an event some experts say could have been avoided had the company made larger strides to protect its data.

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