Cloud-based business is becoming the backbone of the European economy and society. Many services are based on the Cloud and several businesses and critical infrastructures are becoming increasingly dependent on it.
Overall, the speed of change in Cloud technologies and services continues to be impressive and the main transformation is driven by the Trusted Cloud and Big Data integration as visible in the Future Cloud high impact initiative: Trusted Cloud.
Addressing key concerns impeding the mainstream adoption of the cloud: privacy, security, trust
Cyber attacks are increasing in velocity and intensity, potentially undermining or at least slowing down the development of cloud applications. 90% of companies worldwide recognize they are insufficiently prepared to protect themselves against them. The level of sophistication of cyber attacks is increasing too, showing at least three different ways of using the cyber weapon: