Blog Posts Tagged with "Cloud Security"
June 16, 2011 Added by:Global Knowledge
There are many benefits of cloud computing, yet cloud computing also brings significant security concerns when moving critical applications and sensitive data to public and shared cloud environments. Here are five things to keep in mind when considering cloud based services...
June 15, 2011 Added by:Danny Lieberman
A discussion of HIPAA compliance needs to include a comprehensive threat analysis of the entire supply chain of data processing and not just limit itself to the cloud services that store electronic medical records...
June 06, 2011 Added by:Mike Meikle
Keep a local copy of your data. If Google Apps one day decides to die because of “data corruption” you do not want to be stuck without access to important documents. The potential for an incident like this is moderately high since Google has already had a similar situation with Gmail...
June 02, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan
We often use words like “robust,” “comprehensive,” and “strong” to describe security programs. Nice as that may sound, security isn’t only the strength of a system, but about the mindset of the people working it. Have they asked all the questions? Have they covered all their bases?
May 23, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia
An advantage of the cloud in terms of security is that it is utility based. If you use a managed solution that is flexible, allowing you to pay for its utility, even if you are a small company, then security should be packaged in...
May 22, 2011 Added by:Ron Lepofsky
Researchers investigated the privacy of 100 file hosting services and discovered that a large percentage of them generate download uniform resource identifier (URI) in an insecure manner, which jeopardizes the confidential and privacy of user data...
May 20, 2011 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani
Amazon needs to spend time with IT professionals and put in place the right processes, hence, minimizing the risks. They also have to put in place new data centers and improve redundancy for risk management. Risks have to be covered...
May 19, 2011 Added by:David Navetta
A majority of cloud computing providers surveyed do not believe their organization views security as a competitive advantage. Further, they do not consider security as an important responsibility and do not believe they adequately secure the confidential information of their customers...
May 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Organizations should be aware of the security issues that exist in cloud computing. As complex networked systems, clouds are affected by traditional computer and network security issues such as the needs to provide data confidentiality, data integrity, and system availability...
May 17, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes
The actions of LastPass have been exemplary – the actual loss in this instance was either non-existent or negligible. Many larger companies would have simply brushed this under the table and perhaps introduced some new security measures under the cloak of a version update...
May 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Dropbox does not employ industry best practices regarding the use of encryption technology. Specifically, Dropbox’s employees have the ability to access its customers’ unencrypted files. Dropbox has and continues to make deceptive statements to consumers..."
May 09, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia
Think about the business terminology that preceded the notion of cloud computing and networking - token ring networks, Ethernet, distributed applications, Arpanet, SaaS - SOA, virtualization, horizontal scaling and the internet itself. The cloud is not a revolution, but an evolution...
May 02, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes
Cloud vendors are quick to point out how reliable their data centers are with redundant communication channels, power supply structures and the like. Any application running on the clouds needs to consider the same issues – it is unrealistic to rely completely on one single data center...
April 27, 2011 Added by:John Nicholson
There are risks associated with allowing your data and applications to sit somewhere else, and some of these risks become more pronounced when you are operating in a cloud-based environment with little assurance about the physical location of your data. However, these risks can be managed...
April 26, 2011 Added by:Eli Talmor
While the benefits of using a public cloud infrastructure are clear, it introduces significant security and privacy risks. In fact, it seems that the biggest hurdle to the adoption of cloud storage (and cloud computing in general) is concern over the confidentiality and integrity of data...
April 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Security risks in the cloud have not prevented the federal government and the private sector from moving to cloud-based strategies which are able to provide a wider range of services at a lower price point than developing systems to accomplish the same tasks individually...
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