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Gartner predicts that 2013 will bring expansion in the cloud and because of this expansion there will also be a struggle to achieve appropriate IT security. Gartner also predicts that by 2015 10% of IT security enterprise capabilities will be delivered in the cloud focusing on messaging, web security and remote vulnerability assessment. Gartner expects that a focus on data-loss prevention and encryption will soon follow these other capabilities.

Gartner believes that this overall trend will lead to more secure IT in 2013. This more secure IT will come with more managed security services providers and a higher level of merger and acquisition activity related to cloud security.

Do you agree? Do you believe that the cloud will increase IT security in 2013 and this is ripe? Or do you believe this is hype?

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