Despite the security concerns often cited as roadblocks to cloud adoption, survey results indicate that U.S. federal agencies are rapidly expanding their adoption of cloud infrastructure. In fact, according to a recent report from
Key 2013 findings from the
• 58 percent say federal initiatives designed to encourage cloud adoption have improved security.
• Four times more respondents say they are outsourcing at least one third of their IT infrastructure to cloud vendors than in 2012.
• 50 percent are moving moderate-impact data to the cloud, compared with just 31 percent in 2012.
• Only 28 percent say FedRAMP’s baseline security controls accelerated their agency’s migration to the cloud, compared with 11 percent in 2012.
“A few years ago, the federal government made bold claims with its ‘cloud first policy,’ said
We’re also seeing a slow but steady increase in the adoption of baseline security controls. This is an area where effort should be applied to accelerate progress, otherwise we run the risk of cloud adoption being impacted by a major security event. Broader adoption of FedRAMP’s baseline security controls can help mitigate that risk.”
Tripwire’s federal survey was conducted by
For more information about this survey, please visit: http://www.tripwire.com/company/research/federal-trends-survey/.
For more information, visit http://www.dimensionalresearch.com.
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11431488.htm
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