IT pros don’t trust cloud security

Despite the hype cloud computing’s gotten lately, companies are still concerned about putting sensitive data in someone else’s hands.

That’s the conclusion of a recent CSO survey of more than 12,000 IT managers and business execs.

Of those surveyed, 62% said they aren’t confident that any assets they move to the cloud will be kept secure. That concern is likely keeping some businesses out of the cloud, but even firms who have made the jump are worried. Of the 49% of respondents who have started using cloud computing, 39% have major security worries.

One big concern: cloud vendors’ use of third parties to host data centers. Even if businesses can confirm that a cloud vendor’s security is up to snuff, the same can’t necessarily be said of third parties the vendor works with.

Has your business moved into cloud computing? How big a role has security played in your decision? Let us know in the comments section.