To address the challenges of securing the cloud, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization made up of cloud vendors, user organizations and other key stakeholders, is developing the concept of cloud-specific "security incident-response teams" (CloudSIRT) . Security executives and industry analysts say the initiative is a good move and should help bolster security in the cloud.
For many, the threat of security breaches is the biggest reason why they're reluctant to embrace cloud computing . IT and security executives still aren't convinced that service providers can adequately safeguard their data, particularly when it comes to using public cloud services for business transactions.
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