A recent spate of high-profile data breaches have led to a loss of confidence in the security of cloud providers, a sector expert has claimed.
Dr Kevin Curran, senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a senior lecturer in computer science at the University of Ulster, told Computing.co.uk that the industry now needs to respond to these revelations and be more transparent with clients in order to restore lost trust.
“The fact that any company is allowing confidential datasets to reside outside the company network should lead them to examine how they can robustly protect that data,” Dr Curran argued.
He concluded that ensuring effective data destruction practices are in place for all cloud network providers should be a primary concern for businesses, while also applying pressure upon cloud providers to invest in the latest and most secure systems if they wish to continue to handle sensitive and often business-critical data for their customers.
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