A key point of contention is the shared responsibility model which is frequently misunderstood. While cloud providers like AWS secure the infrastructure, customers are responsible for safeguarding their sensitive data and other components.

Report: Security Not a Priority For a Third of SMBs

Cybersecurity is not a strategic priority for 35% of SMBs considering cloud migration, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has revealed.

The cloud infrastructure giant surveyed more than 800 C-suite execs, VPs and directors from global SMBs to better understand their attitudes to cloud security and uncovered three misconceptions.

These were:

Read more on cloud security: IT Pros Name Misconfiguration #1 Cloud Security Threat

AWS attempted to assuage these concerns, claiming that stronger security can actually drive revenue, growth and customer trust by mitigating business risk and potential downtime.

Even those with a limited budget and small IT teams can find strong, automated solutions to maintain continuous security and compliance in the cloud, it added. AWS claimed that managing security on-premises is more complex, time-consuming, manual and siloed than doing so in the cloud.

However, there remain legitimate security considerations for those looking to migrate data and workloads to the cloud.

The shared responsibility model is still often misunderstood, leaving some firms exposed. It posits that while the cloud provider takes care of securing the infrastructure itself, customers are responsible for protecting their most sensitive data and other elements.

Additionally, complexity can soon build in hybrid cloud environments, especially when organizations are investing in platforms from multiple cloud providers. Misconfiguration of systems is a top threat , exacerbated by skills shortages.

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