Information Governance in the Cloud
Despite widespread interest in adopting cloud computing technologies, many organizations are "Flying blind" with respect to making them secure, potentially putting their operations, intellectual property and customer information at risk. Sponsored by Symantec, Ponemon Institute, a leading privacy and information management research firm, independently conducted a national study, Flying Blind in the Cloud: the State of Information Governance, to better understand how organizations are securing their information assets in a cloud computing environment. The survey revealed that most organizations lack the procedures, policies and tools to ensure that sensitive information they put in the cloud remains secure. In addition, large gaps exist between those currently evaluating cloud computing vendors and the IT and security business leaders that should ideally be responsible.