The top cloud security challenges are data breaches, compliance requirements and lack of IT and security expertise. Cloud data breaches are of critical concern to every organisation, often resulting in huge fines, not to mention serious reputational damage.
Strong cloud security posture is a core part of compliance regulations like GDPR, PCI DSS and HIPAA, and it can be difficult to understand who is responsible for security in the cloud. The cloud provider is responsible for the security of the cloud, whereas the end user provides security in the cloud. With the average enterprise now using 3-4 cloud environments of different complexities, some smaller companies are avoiding using the cloud whatsoever as they feel they lack the expertise needed to secure it.