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  • Ignore cloud security assessment at your own risk

    Posted March 19, 2013 - 1:28 pm

    Companies that deploy software-as-a-service often don't know everything about the security provisions their SaaS providers and partners have in place. Experts say it's because they don't know what to ask, they don't know what to test and they no longer know what's standard for a cloud service provider contract.
  • Cloud security tips and tricks

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    Users and security consultants familiar with the process of securing hybrid clouds have one steady piece of advice to offer: the only way to go is one step at a time.
  • 12 hybrid security products to watch

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 11:57 am

    Securing a hybrid cloud is not the same thing as deploying hybrid security products.
  • Hybrid clouds pose new security challenges

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 11:45 am

    If 2013 is the year enterprises begin implementing their hybrid cloud strategies, as the experts are predicting, then it follows that this will also be the year when hybrid cloud security takes center stage.
  • Security-as-a-service gaining popularity

    Posted February 4, 2013 - 10:59 am

    Security delivered as a cloud service has several benefits, including costs and flexibility, but there are some cautions, too, adopters say.
  • IT security vendor Verdasys brings DLP to the cloud

    Posted January 29, 2013 - 4:55 pm

    Security vendor Verdasys says it's ready to bring data loss prevention (DLP) to the cloud.
  • 12 must-watch security startups for 2013

    Posted January 8, 2013 - 5:46 pm

    Security ventures target cloud computing, mobility, malware detection, catching stealthy attackers.
  • Cloud security to be most disruptive technology of 2012

    Posted January 3, 2013 - 12:27 pm

    The Security for Business Innovation Council, comprised of IT security professionals from 19 companies worldwide, called cloud computing the main disruptive force for 2013. In its report, "Information Security Shake-Up," the group said it was evident many organizations are preparing to move more business processes to the cloud. This year, it will even be "mission-critical apps and regulated data" consigned to the cloud.
  • Cloud computing 2014: Moving to a zero-trust security model

    Posted January 2, 2013 - 5:48 pm

    Snowden leaks aren't driving companies away from the cloud; but the disclosures have made them a lot more careful.
  • Growing confidence in cloud security

    Posted January 2, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    Cloud computing is blowing into 2013 on the winds of confidence, with IT professionals increasingly convinced that the security controls are adequate, but still very, very leery.
  • Survey: 1 in 3 'mission-critical' applications now in cloud

    Posted December 11, 2012 - 12:49 pm

    About 1 in 3 "mission-critical" applications are currently in the cloud, and this is expected to increase to 1 in 2 by 2015, according to a survey of 400 IT and business managers published today.
  • The 3 biggest threats to your cloud data

    Posted December 10, 2012 - 1:50 pm

    Any horror movie fan can tell you the scariest threats are the ones you don't see coming, and the same is true when it comes to threats to cloud data. IT has decades of experience protecting on-premise resources. Virtually no one has even one decade of experience running major SaaS applications, so we should be prepared for some surprises.
  • The do's and don'ts of safeguarding cloud-based data with encryption

    Posted December 5, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    One of the biggest stumbling blocks for companies contemplating entrusting a cloud-computing vendor with their data is the risk of unintended data exposure. A lot of data is sensitive. It might contain employees' financial information, patients' statutorily protected health information, other regulated information or proprietary intellectual property. Quite often, companies feel more control when they keep that sort of data in-house. But the risk that a cloud vendor might not handle your information as securely as you'd like can be mitigated.
  • Mobile browser vulnerability lets hackers steal cloud computing time

    Posted November 28, 2012 - 10:27 pm

    A novel technique based on MapReduce could let hackers hijack computing resources used by cloud-based mobile browsers and use them anonymously, according to security researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Oregon.
  • The (encryption) key to dealing with data insecurity

    Posted November 28, 2012 - 10:13 pm

    Valuable data stored in the cloud is sure to be a target. What can be done to make it harder to steal?
  • Securing the keys to the cloud

    Posted November 27, 2012 - 5:12 pm

    Cloud service providers claim they can secure your data, but as the technology model is put to the test by more and more organizations, security holes, malware and other vulnerabilities are coming to light.
  • Building a fortress in the cloud for your critical data

    Posted November 26, 2012 - 3:49 pm

    Businesses are in the crosshairs as military and spy organizations around the world step up their cyber-snooping techniques, and the shift to cloud is only exacerbating the risks. How can you be sure your cloud partner is capable of protecting your data from cyberattacks?
  • PGP Corp. co-founder's startup targets cloud authentication

    Posted November 26, 2012 - 3:44 pm

    When Phil Dunkelberger co-founded PGP Corp. in 2002 with Jon Callas, it was to acquire the codebase for the famous encryption technology known as "Pretty Good Privacy" which had been sold to Networks Associates in 1997. That proved a good move for public-key encryption, and now Dunkelberger says his next project -- the formation of a company called Nok Nok Labs -- involves a revolutionary way to support authentication in corporate networks and the cloud.
  • Cloud security not really slowing IT adoption

    Posted November 20, 2012 - 4:22 pm

    Cloud security has been discussed ad nauseum for years, and it's often cited as the biggest barrier to enterprise cloud adoption. Such conversations are misguided, CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden says, and ignore the larger challenge of cloud adoption: accommodating developers.
  • Nine security controls to look for in cloud contracts

    Posted November 19, 2012 - 9:02 am

    To help ease the concerns of cloud security, which Gartner says is still a chief inhibitor to enterprise public cloud adoption, buyers are looking to contracts and service-level agreements to mitigate their risks.
  • Gartner's state of cloud security: Outages are bigger risk than breaches

    Posted November 19, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Security remains a chief inhibitor to enterprise adoption of cloud computing resources and one Gartner analyst says the biggest concern should not be that data could be compromised in the cloud, but rather that there may be a cloud outage that could lead to data loss.
  • 2013's biggest security issues: Cloud botnets, search poisoning and mobile attacks

    Posted November 14, 2012 - 12:13 pm

    Researchers from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center today released their official 2013 cyberthreats forecast, detailing what they say will be the most serious computer security issues in the coming year.
  • Cloud security vendor Crossbeam bought by private equity firm

    Posted November 11, 2012 - 9:51 pm

    Crossbeam has been bought by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, opening up the door for the security company to expand its product line both in-house and via acquisitions.
  • Are lawyers getting in the way of cloud-based security?

    Posted November 7, 2012 - 4:15 pm

    In an age where enterprises and their employees are being relentlessly targeted with malware-based phishing, denial-of-service and other attacks, the ability of the IT security staff to defend their networks and valuable corporate data faces yet one more obstacle, according to some: their own company lawyers.
  • DR in the cloud: Vendors jump in; enterprises wade

    Posted September 27, 2012 - 6:28 am

    Disaster recovery and the cloud should be a match made in heaven. Take a function that enterprises love to hate and address it with an outsourced, efficient cloud service that makes it easier and less expensive to reach recoverable nirvana, and presto - instant success. Well, not so fast.
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