writes "Houston-based provider of security SaaS and managed security services, analyzed data gathered from its base of more than 1,500 customers with IT infrastructure either in-house or with cloud or hosted service provider environments. According to the study, which ran from July 2010 to June 2011, service provider environments showed lower frequency rates for every class of security incident and experienced a narrower set of threats.
At the same time, on-premise environments were 12 times more likely to have misconfiguration issues that could open the door to attackers and also a higher rate of Web application attacks.
“The data doesn’t support the notion that service providers are less secure,” said Urvish Vashi, vice president of marketing at Alert Logic."Link to Original Source