New research suggests the overall state of cloud security continues to improve at a time when more organizations rely on multiple cloud service providers.

survey of 1,900 security and IT professionals published this week by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) in collaboration with AlgoSec, a provider of network security tools, finds only 11% of respondents said they encountered a cloud security incident in the past year. The most common problems encountered were issues with a specific cloud provider (26%), security misconfigurations (22%) and attacks such as denial-of-service exploits (20%).

When asked about the impact of the cloud outages, more than a quarter of respondents said it took more than half a day to recover.

Despite growing confidence in cloud platforms, however, security remains a major area of focus. Top areas of concern include network security (58%), lack of cloud expertise (47%), migrating workloads to the cloud (44%) and insufficient staff to manage cloud environments (32%). In all, 79% of respondents noted some kind of issue involving IT staffing.

In the report, 52% of respondents reported they employed cloud-native tools to manage security as part of their application orchestration process, with half (50%) using orchestration and configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef and Puppet. Less than a third (29%) said they used manual processes to manage cloud security.

Less clear, though, is who within the IT organization is responsible for cloud security. More than a third (35%) said their security operations team managed cloud security, followed by the cloud team (18%) and IT operations (16%). Other teams, such as network operations, DevOps and application owners, are all below 10%, the survey found.