Security for Cloud and IoT is a Growing Concern for IT and Executives

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Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) security exploits are a growing concern for enterprises as an increasing number of companies push deeper into the use of public and hybrid cloud services.

According to a new report and survey released by Black Hat, enterprise IT department concerns over attacks or exploits on cloud services, applications, or storage systems increased from 11 percent last year to 15 percent this year. At the executive level, concern increased only slightly from 7 percent last year to 8 percent this year.

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The survey, which was conducted last month and tapped into 580 respondents set to attend the upcoming Black Hat USA conference, showed that despite the growing “concern,” enterprise IT departments showed increased confidence in security surrounding cloud services. The survey found just 5 percent of those questioned cited cloud security as the “weakest link in their IT defense, down from 12 percent last year.

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