Blog Posts Tagged with "Cloud Computing"


Cloud Security and the Enterprise

March 29, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

We need to ensure that legislation and regulations for cloud services truly reflect the realities of the cloudy world we live in and do not allow for a shotgun approach to compliance that primarily meets the needs of just one powerful interest group...

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Data Back-Up Strategies for Your Business

March 25, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Do you backup data? One of the problems with getting a small businesses to secure data is they think they need to load up thumbdrives, DVDs or tape devices manually. This is in fact tedious and overwhelming. I’ve got news for you, data backup is easy...

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Reaching for the Cloud: A Contemporary Infosec Perspective

March 21, 2012 Added by:Hani Banayoti

We need to entrust information security to professionals who not only know the fundamental principles and technologies, but are also able to understand and support the business's goals in order to influence and contribute positively to the ongoing infosec challenge...

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CyLab's AppScanner: Cloud-Based Mobile Application Security

March 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Our envisioned service builds on crowdsourcing, virtualization, and automation to enable large-scale analysis of apps. AppScanner provides end-users with more understandable information regarding what mobile apps are really doing on their devices..."

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On Security, Legislation and Cloud Vendors

March 16, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Ever since the MegaUpload case, when innocent customers of an admittedly generally dodgy cloud service lost their data after a global take-down notice, it has concerned me that more mainstream vendors might have an impending issue they need to think about...

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The Patchwork Cloud - What's the Deal with Cloud Security?

March 14, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Since everything I've been reading from the press, my colleagues, and analysts I know has been telling me security is ranked high in the top five concerns for cloud computing adoption - an article on ARN by Spandas Lui was like a bucket of ice water to the face...

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To the Cloud: Cloud Powering an Enterprise

March 10, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

Moving services to a public cloud means increasing your exposure to malicious attacks. This is not a potential increase, rather a definite increase. It is important to determine how well a cloud provider handles both technical and security requirements...

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A Checklist for a Move to the Cloud

February 26, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

There’s s flip side to technology democratization in that the high level of accessibility also means that it’s very easy for organizations to set themselves up as vendors – sometimes without the necessary level of professionalism that would be optimal...

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Compliance in the Digital Era: Watch Out for the Third Party

February 24, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

It is crucial that businesses understand which controls are needed to maintain the security of their information assets and it is therefore crucial that suppliers are assessed against the business regulatory and compliance framework...

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Choosing Secure Data Storage - A Difficult Dance

February 20, 2012 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

There are multiple pros and cons across our storage systems parameters, but at first glance, the enterprise storage systems have the upper hand. Bear in mind though, such systems always come with exorbitant pricing, especially on any upgrades after the initial purchase...

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The Dangers of Non-Contextual Pattern Matching

February 15, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Even a system inconsistency such as an abnormal page transition velocity on your flagship web application can be overlooked - until you put all those together and realize you're being SQL Injected and someone is stealing your multi-terabyte database out from under you...

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NIST Finalized Guidelines for Security in the Cloud

February 12, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

According to NIST, SP 800-144 is geared for those involved in cloud computing initiatives; security personnel responsible for security and privacy measures for cloud computing; system and network administrators; and users of public cloud computing services...

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Tips for Organizations Heading to the Cloud

February 09, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Identify the data that is touched by each IT process. Is there any data that has to stay in-house for security or compliance reasons? You may need to change IT processes so the sensitive data is not affected by the transition...

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Department of Justice Misdirection on Cloud Computing

February 08, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The DOJ has been unequivocal that cloud users have no right to challenge government access to "non-content" information held by Cloud systems - their location, their contacts, their communications patterns and more. Lawyers call this the "third party problem"...

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Paper Clarifies PaaS for Federal IT Buyers

February 06, 2012 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

“Whereas the first wave of cloud computing was about consolidating data centers, the PaaS wave is about consolidating applications. It will be a more complex ride, but the savings will be greater...”

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Living in the Clouds: Master the Cloud Event - Toronto

February 02, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Security is more about understanding the model you'll be undertaking than trying to fit some ideals you have about the cloud security nirvana. Each provider model (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, etc.) has differing offerings and quirks for security. Watch those contracts closely...

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