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Considerations for the Future of Cloud Security

Cloud computing technologies are expanding rapidly and organizations are continuously transitioning to the cloud at an increasing rate. However, this transitioning process hides operational and regulatory issues that companies unfortunately uncover too late triggering a detrimental effect on security. This report focuses on these security considerations for the future of cloud computing and addresses: examination of operational responsibilities, liability between cloud providers, customers, and regulatory entities, shadow IT challenges, cloud data loss prevention,  cloud access security brokers, cloud data residency issues,  as well as an investigation of the most important regulations, certifications, and standardizations for the future of cloud security.

Table of Contents

  • 1. THE MOVE TOWARD CLOUD COMPUTING
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. Research Methodology
    • 1.3. Market Sizing for Cloud Computing and Analytics Solutions
  • 2. THE FUTURE OF CLOUD SECURITY
    • 2.1. Misplaced Responsibilities Bound to Cause More Security Gaps
    • 2.2. Examining Liability
    • 2.3. Employee Mobility and MFA
    • 2.4. Shadow IT Issues Expected to Increase Substancially
    • 2.5. The Proliferation of Client-Side Cloud Apps and Virtualiztion
    • 2.6. DLP and the Insider Threat
    • 2.7. Restructuring Cloud Offers to Adapt to IoT-Generated Data
    • 2.8. The Role of CASBs in the Future of Cloud Security
    • 2.9. Data Residency Issues in the Cloud
    • 2.10. Future Technology Trends
  • 3. CERTIFICATIONS, REGULATIONS, AND STANDARDIZATION BODIES
    • 3.1. The CSA
    • 3.2. The (ISC)²
    • 3.3. Company-Offered Certifications
    • 3.4. The ISO and the IEC
    • 3.5. Other Regulations, Standardizations, and Industry-Focused Specifications