Cloud capabilities have become essential to almost every type of business. They provide data storage, enable real-time communication and collaboration, link disparate teams and systems and connect new devices to company networks. Importantly, cloud deployments can scale up quickly, which has helped many companies quickly establish new connections and working conditions with partners, customers, internal teams and remote employees.
But according to one study, 81% of business leaders named security as their top challenge in cloud computing.1 One problem is that many companies simply have not assessed the risks associated with cloud deployments or have not determined what elements of security are their responsibility.
Since most organizations depend on cloud service providers — CSPs — to maintain these systems, it can be challenging to determine what elements of security are the responsibility of the CSP and which are not.