ISACA Offers Guidance on Security, Privacy, & Private Clouds

isby Angela Guess

According to a release out of the organization, ” ISACA, a non-profit global association of more than 100,000 IT audit, security, risk and governance professionals, [last week] released guidance on managing three top trends expected to pose major challenges to Indian businesses in 2013: private vs. public clouds, cybersecurity threats and data privacy. Over the next 12 months, information security concerns will prompt a growing interest in private or hybrid (public/private) cloud solutions. The expected rise of ‘personal clouds’ will add to the challenge of protecting data across multi-platforms. Cost, speed, manageability and security are the factors most debated in cloud computing.”

The article continues, “ISACA’s 2012 IT Risk/Reward Barometer shows that IT professionals remain wary of public cloud; 64 percent believe that the risk of using public cloud outweighs the benefit. At the same time, it was highlighted that 66% of respondents in India believe that private cloud has its own benefits which overcome the possible risk factors. This finding showed that respondents believe the benefits of private cloud far outweigh the risk, when compared with other cloud platforms, such as hybrid (17%) and public (15%) cloud platform. The survey also highlighted that 31% of respondents have deployed private cloud for mission-critical services, compared to public cloud (6%) and hybrid cloud (7%). At the same time, for low-risk non-mission critical services, enterprises are bullish on deploying public cloud (26%) compared to private cloud (22 %) and hybrid cloud (23%).”

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