Healthcare, finance and other industries now store sensitive data in the cloud. High profile security breaches occurred at JPMorgan, Adobe and other major companies last year. No doubt, a cloud security issue can damage a business's reputation, trigger remediation costs and destroy customer trust.

Still, surveys suggest customers aren't taking proper steps to safeguard their cloud-based assets. Indeed, 76% of the IT leaders cited security as their chief concern; but 50% of them admitted to adopting the ‘far-less-secure’ mass market consumer cloud services, rather than a more secure hybrid solution, designed specifically for the enterprise, according to a recent BT report.

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