The Underlying Threat to the Supply Chain: Cloud Service Providers
Organizations have come to depend on cloud service providers for key services - from email and domain registrars, to payment processors and certificate authorities. According to the 2015 Cloud Computing Survey by IDG, 72% of organizations had at least one application in the cloud or a portion of their computing infrastructure in the cloud. As companies move key business processes to a SaaS environment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to monitor and protect sensitive data. Your organization may have excellent data security programs in place, but are your vendors -- and their own vendors -- following similar standards? Do you know exactly where your data lives and can you measure how effectively your information is being protected? Furthermore, what impact does a cloud service disruption have on your business operations?