In a recent survey of 200 IT managers in the UK, more than half agreed that there are significant threats to cloud computing. Despite this, the latest government estimates suggest that by the end of 2014, 48% of UK businesses will be using the cloud[1].

Just how secure will business data be, and just how ready for the challenge are IT professionals? In our infographic, we reveal that many are either unaware of the threats to security or are not taking sufficient action to minimise them.

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For instance, as many as one in five IT managers are considering outsourcing their cloud security. This suggests that it is seen as a specialist field that they do not feel able to manage. Meanwhile, 28.5% claim that they are either using DNS security ineffectively or that they are not using it at all.

We reveal the full results of the survey below and discuss the implications of its findings for cloud security. The very real threat of Trojan viruses, data loss, cyber-attacks and even data breaches appears to be growing as quickly as the uptake of cloud computing in businesses. The risks are clear: isn’t it time you found out just how secure your cloud is?

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[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/information-communications-technology-ict-in-the-uk-investment-opportunities/information-communications-technology-ict-in-the-uk-investment-opportunities#cloud-computing

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