Legislation is needed to protect customer data stored on the cloud by service providers, an expert at Kaspersky Lab has said.
Nikolay Grebennikov, chief technology officer at Kaspersky Lab, believes that in order to grow, the cloud computing industry needs a legislation that will determine the security and the quality of the services they offer.
Recent surveys of CIOs and IT professionals have revealed that data security and protection remains a grave concern when it comes to moving to the cloud.
Despite the benefits of cloud computing, companies are hesitant to hand over sensitive company and consumer data to a third party for storage.
‘You almost know nothing and this is the reason why it's really important to create some legislation ruling what cloud providers should publish and say to customers how they protect their data,” Grebennikov said in a statement as reported by BCS.
“It's not currently a technical issue – it's mostly about legislation and how cloud providers should communicate with customers to provide this. Currently I really believe that we need some non-technical steps and actions to make it work,” he added.
Apart from adequate data protection, the recent Amazon Web Services outage has cast doubt on the reliability of cloud computing services. The AWS offers websites cloud-based computing resources. The outage has disrupted services for many websites that rely on Amazon for power.