Who is responsible for security in the cloud?

When an organization purchases cloud services or infrastructure from a third-party provider who is responsible for security?
By Tony Bradley
The cloud has achieved mainstream status and most companies have at least some cloud footprint by this point. As with all things technology the question of security only seems to come up after the fact. So, now that companies are working with cloud service providers there is a potential conflict over who should be accountable for making sure the cloud is secure.
Armor—formerly FireHost—sponsored a Ponemon Institute study called Cloud Security: Getting It Right to explore this issue and learn more about the state of cloud security. The report is the result of surveying 990 IT professional managers and executive leaders from organizations that process business-critical data in the cloud or store sensitive business data in a cloud environment.
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