Apple recently announced it has ramped up its iCloud’s security after a recent cyber-attack that resulted in hundreds of celebrity nude selfies being leaked on the Internet. In addition, in 2014 we’ve seen major corporations like Target and Home Depot suffer major cyber-attacks and also make front page news, which doesn’t necessarily help alleviate concerns that cloud computing isn’t a secure platform.

However, other than a handful of reported breaches, major cloud providers generally avoid large scale security attacks. Cloud providers are putting more emphasis on security to help ensure their clients’ data is safe and they understand the reputational risk that a major data breach can bring to their entire business model.

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