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Published 09/25/2014

Survey Opportunitiy: Cloud Adoption in the Finance Industry

Survey Opportunitiy: Cloud Adoption in the Finance Industry

Due to its particular nature, financial institutions have adopted Information and Communication Technologies throughout its entire business value chain. Advanced and convenient technologies, along with the trust of customers on established institutions have induced a great adoption of very popular services such as online banking by end users. Nowadays, this virtual relationship becomes very familiar for all of us and we currently cannot imagine without it. The success of the introduction of cloud-based solutions in the financial sector is subject to the usual concern for security issues, and the uneven adoption of cloud-based services in the business environment. The CSA Financial Services Working Group will look to evaluate cloud adoption and analyze concerns in the financial and banking market with this survey. In collaboration with CipherCloud, the results of this survey aim to accelerate the adoption of secure cloud services best practices in the financial industry and identify the industry’s main concerns regarding the delivery and management of cloud services in the financial sector. The 21 question survey will be open until October 26, 2014 with the results published in late fall. Additionally, responders will be selected at random and offered a Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) exam token ($345 value). This token will allow the user to take the CCSK exam on https://ccsk.cloudsecurityalliance.org/ and earn their certificate. A link to the study material will be included. Audience: All security professionals Link - https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/surveys/fswgsurvey/

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