In the past year, a growing number of organizations have come to realize that it's impossible to create a corporate environment hermetically sealed from the cloud. Still, many financial services companies may be surprised at the extent of cloud adoption: The average firm uses 844 cloud services. This march to the cloud has largely been led by employees, as opposed to IT, leading us to label 2014 "the year of the user."
Though there have been strong indicators of a maturing cloud economy, security controls still lag behind. As ongoing security vulnerabilities approach a boiling point, we can't help but expect another wakeup call in 2015. A head-in-the-sand status quo is no longer feasible. By this time next year, we will say, "2015 was the tipping point toward a proactive and secure enablement of cloud services."
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Rajiv Gupta is a Co-Founder and CEO of Skyhigh Networks. He has more than 20 years of successful enterprise software and security experience, and is widely recognized as a pioneer of Web Services. Prior to founding Skyhigh, Rajiv was the VP/GM of the Policy Management ... View Full Bio