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Breaches or compliance – what's the key driver for security in the cloud?Everyone knows that compliance is not the same as security, but the key driver to get the board to spend on security or adopt money-saving technology has traditionally been to meet minimum compliance requirements. Until they get hacked. Then the purse strings are loosened and the potential downsides of technology scrutinised. But the severity and pervasiveness of breaches over the past couple of years, and the tangible consequences on those breached is causing boards to wake up to the realisation that compliance won't save a lost reputation. Yet the significant financial benefits, the increasingly robust security of cloud offerings, plus the mainstream adoption of such solutions means that they are increasingly overcoming earlier concerns.