While the IC’s research organization looks into adding security to cloud environments, in the here and now, intelligence agencies are sharing more data.
While about 33 percent of applications run in the cloud today, federal cloud users predict that 58 percent will run in the cloud by 2020, according to “Destination Cloud: The Federal and SLED Cloud Journey,” a September 2016 report from MeriTalk. The top federal cloud apps include web hosting, collaboration and backup services.
To avoid security challenges, more than half of respondents run their apps in a private cloud. Agencies are especially likely to choose the private cloud model for apps that handle sensitive information or are highly specialized.