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Article Summary

Last year, Forrester predicted that cloud computing would top $240 billion in 2020. Market Research Media came up with a more aggressive forecast of $270 billion in 2020. None of this data is particularly surprising, as cloud technology is clearly here to stay, particularly if cloud providers are able to maintain secure environments for their customers. As companies adapt to the shifting cloud paradigm to address cost, scalability, and ease of delivery issues, there continues to be a growing concern about the safety of data in the cloud, and whether cloud security can ever be as robust as enterprise security.


After all, at the end of the day it’s the customers’ duty to protect their intellectual property and corporate information. Taking assurances from cloud solution vendors, even in writing, only provides a certain level of assurance, which is why calling for third party validation is so critical. This level of third party inspection is no different than the advice we give our own customers about securing their applications – trust is good but independent validation is much better.

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Neil is a Marketing Technologist working on the Content and Corporate teams at Veracode. He currently focuses on Developer Awareness through strategic content creation. In his spare time you'll find him doting over his lovely wife and daughter. He is a Co-Owner of CrossFit Amoskeag in Bedford NH, his favorite topic is artificial intelligence, and his favorite food is pepperoni pizza.

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