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The Cloud Security Alliance is uniquely positioned within the cloud security community. Thousands of active members are able to respond to cloud security-related surveys. This website is a repository of the results from these surveys.

Cloud Security Complexity

Release Date: May 20, 2019

Cloud Adoption and Security in India

The “State on Cloud Adoption and Security in 2016: India” survey was circulated in an effort to understand and evaluate cloud computing trends in India. We hope to understand cloud adoption plans and usage from different industries in India and how cloud adoption can have an impact on organization business strategies and plans. This report…

Release Date: November 22, 2016

Cloud Adoption Practices & Priorities in the Chinese Financial Sector

We circulated the “Financial Services Industry Cloud Adoption Survey: China” survey to IT and security professionals in the Financial Services Institutions (FSIs) in China. The goal was not only to raise awareness around Cloud service adoption, but also to provide insight into how finance, government, insurance, and security decision makers take action in their organization…

Release Date: October 28, 2016

Defeating Insider Threats

As a follow up to the Top Threats in Cloud Computing and from the months of May to July 2016 we surveyed approximately 100 professionals on the extent of the following: Employees leaking critical information and tradecraft on illicit sites Data types and formats being exfiltrated along with exfiltration mechanisms Why so many data threats…

Release Date: October 19, 2016

Mitigating Risk

With several years of cloud adoption in organizations, approaches to security have been evolving rapidly. To dig deeper into these concerns and the controls being used to mitigate both sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud security risks, the Cloud Security Alliance and Bitglass conducted a survey of 176 IT security leaders. Respondents revealed that visibility and control…

Release Date: August 17, 2016

Identity Security

The goal of the Identity Solutions: Security Beyond the Perimeter survey was to address Insufficient Identity, Credential, and Access Management and gain a better understanding and perception of enterprise security in the evolving Information Technology (IT) world.

Release Date: April 19, 2016

The Cloud Balancing Act for IT: Between Promise and Peril

Cloud Adoption does not have to mean opening up your organization to increased security risks and threats if the right policies are in place. That’s what the findings from a new Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) survey, titled The Cloud Balancing Act for IT: Between Promise and Peril, indicated when it surveyed executives and IT managers…

Release Date: January 13, 2016

SME Cloud Security

This 2015 Hong Kong Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) Cloud Adoption, Security and Privacy Readiness Survey was conducted by the Internet Society Hong Kong and the Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong and Macau Chapter, who commissioned the Hong Kong Productivity Council (Council) to carry out telephone interviews with SMEs (<100 employees) in Hong Kong. The…

Release Date: June 01, 2015

Cloud Adoption In The Financial Services Sector

We circulated the “How Cloud is Being Used in the Financial Sector” survey to IT and security professionals in financial services institutions. The goal was to further the discussion to these topics: Describe your company’s approach to cloud computing. Describe your private cloud policy. What is your corporate risk assessment to cloud computing? What features…

Release Date: March 05, 2015

Cloud Adoption Practices & Priorities

The benefits for enterprises moving to the cloud are clear: greater business agility, data availability, collaboration, and cost savings. The cloud is also changing how companies consume technology. Employees are more empowered than ever before to find and use cloud applications, often with limited or no involvement from the IT department, creating what’s called “shadow…

Release Date: January 09, 2015

Cloud Usage: Risks and Opportunities

This survey was circulated to over 165 IT and security professionals in the U.S. and around the globe representing a variety of industry verticals and enterprise sizes. The goal was to understand their perception of how their enterprises are using cloud apps, what kind of data are moving to and through those apps, and what…

Release Date: September 15, 2014

Data Protection Heat Index

The Cloud Security Alliance surveyed a select group of global data privacy experts with the intention to measure attitudes towards data protection areas that tie into technology solutions which enable the exchange of information across the cloud.

Release Date: September 12, 2014

Government Access to Information

The survey received almost 500 responses from CSA members around the world. It found that 56% of non-US residents were now less likely to use US-based cloud providers, in light of recent revelations about government access to customer information.

Release Date: July 23, 2013

Cloud Consumer Advocacy Questionnaire

The purpose of this survey was to capture the current state of data governance and data security capabilities offered by leading cloud service providers in the industry. The results of this survey are intended to be used for guidance and research conducted by CSA and its affiliates.

Release Date: November 16, 2011


The purpose of this survey is to capture the current state of data governance and data security capabilities offered by leading cloud service providers in the industry. The results of this survey will be aggregated and used for guidance and research conducted by CSA and its affiliates.

Release Date: August 01, 2011