Is the Cloud Secure?

CEB IT

Cloud security breaches consistently make news headlines. The ambiguity that surrounds cloud computing can make securing the enterprise seem daunting. Concerns about security have led some CIOs to limit their organizational use of public cloud services. However, the challenge exists not in the security of the cloud itself, but in the policies and technologies for security and control of the technology. Act on cloud predictions.

Fix your cloud security

David Linthicum

I found some interesting statistics in this RedLock article that illustrate the severity of the cloud security problem: Only 7 percent of businesses have good visibility of all critical data, and 58 percent say they only have slight visibility. What is cloud computing?

Predictions 2020: Cloud Computing Sees New Alliances And New Security Concerns

Forrester IT

In 2020, the cloud computing market will sees interesting new alliances and face new security concerns. Read Forrester's 2020 cloud predictions to find out more. age of the customer cloud computing cloud security prediction private cloud public cloud promoted

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More reasons to put secure data in the public cloud

David Linthicum

The worldwide market for cloud intrusion protection software is projected to grow by $1.8 This should surprise no one, considering the amount of core business assets that are being pushed to the cloud now, as well as the amount that security providers are spending on cloud.

Cloud Security Spending Will Grow To $3.5 Billion By 2021

Forrester IT

Cloud is big business today. Forrester estimates that global cloud services revenues totaled $114 billion in 2016, up from $68 billion just two years ago -- that's annual growth of 30%. And we see the public cloud services market reaching $236 billion by 2020. What does this mean for cloud security? · This rapid shift to the cloud raises new issues and challenges for security and risk professionals. Cloud Security. cloud.

Cloud security: The essential checklist

David Linthicum

Cloud security is one of those things that everyone knows they need, but few people understand how to deal with. I The good news is that it’s actually pretty simple, and somewhat similar to security for your enterprise systems. The next step in cloud computing. | Keep up with the latest developments in cloud computing with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing newsletter. ]. These IAM tools are either native to the public cloud platform or come from a third party.

Focus on cloud security integration between silos

David Linthicum

Do you have good cloud security? The group quickly picked and installed a cloud security solution that worked well for those applications and data stores, or that they considered best of breed. Now add other sprints, other workloads and data stores, along with best-of-breed security solutions, all seemingly effective. We’re building security silos without realizing it.

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Enterprise Meets Consumer Security: Exploring Approaches To Protect Employees At Home

Forrester IT

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3 cloud security 'hacks' to consider today

David Linthicum

Are you the cloud security person, or cloudsec/cloudops, as it’s often called? The person who controls the cloud deployment, including all security such as IAM (identity and access management), encryption services, and application and user authentication? I have some observations about cloud security to share. First, enterprises typically don’t have a good-fitting security solution.

Fugue: Autonomous Cloud Security and Compliance

CTOvision

Fugue automates enterprise cloud security and compliance enforcement to prevent data breaches, policy violations, and system downtime. Fugue ensures cloud infrastructure stays in continuous compliance with enterprise security policies.

How Cloud Brings Improved Security

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following is the sixth blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. Cloud’s capabilities are far reaching and impact the whole business. How security improves with cloud.

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What To Expect At RSA Conference 2019: Cloud As Security Improvement And The Possible End Of The Infosec Gilded Age

Forrester IT

cloud security cybersecurity data security promotedI recently did a webinar with a few of my colleagues from the RSA Conference Advisory Board on precisely this topic, which you can find here.

Our Security Recommendations Will Help You Handle The Worst Of What 2019 Throws At You

Forrester IT

Today we released our 2019 Security & Risk Recommendations report. We collected contributions from our colleagues across the Forrester Security & Risk team to identify the most important actions security leaders should take in 2019.

How Cloud Security Helps Create Cloud Agility

Data Center Knowledge

With everything moving towards a cloud model, organizations must deploy security. Bill Kleyman looks at some of the ways cloud security be an enabler of greater cloud agility, rather than a barrier. Featured cloud security Virtualization

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Cloud Security Alliance DC Update: Explore The Boundary of Security & Privacy on 13 June Cruise

CTOvision

The Boundary of Security & Privacy Privacy is becoming an ever increasing concern in our world today. Social Networks today are now focusing on users’ privacy given the inherent security risks posed by organizations’ access to personally identifiable information. Cloud Computing Cyber Security NewsThe European Union has enacted GDPR valuing privacy whereas on the opposite end of the spectrum, […].

The path to cloud security goes through integration

David Linthicum

The cloud security problem is not really a problem any more. Indeed, we have the best security technology in the public clouds these days, and in some cases it’s better than what’s in the on-premises systems that are no longer receiving the R&D spending love. So, if security is so good in the cloud, why do so many in IT believe there an issue? The next step in cloud computing. | So, all security must be systemic and work together.

How the cloud has made you more secure

David Linthicum

Wow, we are near to having 20 percent of our enterprise workloads in the cloud and the world has not collapsed around us—despite such predictions even just three years ago. One of the big fears was over security. But your information is actually safer in the cloud than it is in your own data center. IDG Research: The state of the cloud: How enterprise adoption is taking shape. Cloud providers have invested substantially in security.

Debunking Unfounded Cloud Security Fears

Data Center Knowledge

The scale of security breaches today is unprecedented, but how many of them happen to the biggest cloud providers? Cloud Computing SecurityRead More.

2 security tricks your cloud provider won’t tell you

David Linthicum

Cloudops (cloud operations) and secops (security operations) are quickly evolving practices. Here are two secops omissions that you can deal with today, even though your public cloud provider won’t tell you about, won’t be on any certification, and is typically widely misunderstood. [ IDG Research: The state of the cloud: How enterprise adoption is taking shape. Keep up with the latest developments in cloud computing with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing newsletter. ].

How Cloud is Getting Security Right

Data Center Knowledge

We take a look at the modern cloud architecture and have to understand the underlying security that supports it. The good news is that cloud security has become a lot better. Now, find out where cloud is getting security right and how you benefit. Cloud Computing Security cloud securityRead More.

How to get the most cloud security

David Linthicum

Infact, you can reduce your risk more this way than with just the use of modern cloud security software and best security practices. What is cloud computing? Also: InfoWorld helps you identify the right tools for the job: AWS cloud services guide • Microsoft Azure services guide. Google Cloud Platform services guide. ]. Unfortunately, most companies just try to toss technology at security problems.

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Five Security Best Practices for Cloud and Virtualization Platforms

Data Center Knowledge

Getting bogged down by cloud and security? Check out these ways to lock down your cloud and virtualization platform! Cloud Computing Security cloud securityRead More.

Why CISOs Need Cloud to Secure the Network

CEB IT

This type of connected employee, while a boon to the organization, can be a nightmare to the chief information security officer (CISO). In a modern cloud-centric digital business, the need to access information anywhere and everywhere is a top priority. Secure access service edge, or SASE, supports the need for dynamic secure access,” says Lawrence Orans , Vice President Analyst, Gartner. “It Read more: 6 Steps for Planing a Cloud Strategy. Security

Cloud Security – Tips for a Better Cloud Architecture

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud security is always going to be an important topic. But how do keep up with all of the moving parts that make up the cloud? How do you secure all of those critical cloud elements? Find out some mistakes when it comes to cloud security and where you can overcome these challenges. Cloud Computing Security cloud securityRead More.

In the PR war over security, the cloud is losing

David Linthicum

As Computerworld reported , a panel at the RSA Security Conference last week agreed that, if cloud providers are vetted properly, most enterprise workloads and data are safe with those providers. This flies in the face of the common wisdom that cloud computing is inherently less secure and, thus, not a good fit when security and privacy are priorities. Cloud Computing Security Cloud Security

Tackle Security Concerns for Application Modernization

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In our previous post, Create Your Transformation Roadmap for Application Modernization , we offered guidance to prepare your organization for successful cloud adoption. Part 2 of this series addresses some of the security concerns you may stumble upon in your cloud journey.

Centralized security in the cloud is the best security model

David Linthicum

You get an automated text from your security systems that a DDOS attack was attempted, but new security policies downloaded several hours earlier proactively protected the systems from the attacking IP address. The alternative is not good—meaning that you had no idea of the DDOS attack, and now you’re playing cloud security whack-a-mole to fend off the attack until you can put more permanent solutions in place. It’s 6:00 a.m. on a Monday morning.

How to secure SaaS: Understanding the cloud’s security layers

David Linthicum

When you address security in the cloud for your enterprise use, you need to think of it in several layers: To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

Thinking about the security of IoT and the cloud

David Linthicum

Most of those who implement IoT linked with centralized cloud systems have little clue about security solutions for these architectures. First, this is all about data security. You’re persisting data on the IoT device, let’s say within a drone, and you’re transmitting data to a centralized server, such as a database on a public cloud. You need to keep a few things in mind.

Your 2015 Cloud Security Update

Data Center Knowledge

Some quick tips and cool technologies to help your cloud security architecture and to keep your environment a bit safer! Cloud Computing Security Read More.

Understanding Cloud Security, Certificates and Compliance

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud security, compliance, and the certificates that help support the cloud have all come a long way. Cloud Computing certificates cloud security It''s important to now see how this impacts your environment.

CipherCloud: New approaches to cloud security

CTOvision

CipherCloud has a very unique approach to enhancing security of enterprise data in the cloud. The post CipherCloud: New approaches to cloud security appeared first on CTOvision.com. Cloud Computing Company Security Companies ciphercloud

Sorry, cloud resisters: Control does not equal security

David Linthicum

Cloud Computing Security Cloud Security Do you remember last Christmas? Target lost data from about 40 million credit and debit cards that were stolen at its stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, the height of the holiday shopping period. Thieves tampered with the sales terminals'' card swipers to gain access to the data stored on the magnetic stripe on the back of credit and debit cards. read more.

Unlock the next level of cloud security

David Linthicum

I’m often asked about cloud security best practices, and my answer is always the same: It depends on what you want to protect in the cloud. Indeed, the security services you’ll find in the cloud are about as good as they get in IT. After all, we’ve yet to see a major attack in a public cloud. Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security newsletter. ].

Cloud misconfiguration: The security threat too often overlooked

David Linthicum

A survey of 300 IT professionals by Fugue, a cloud infrastructure security provider, reveals that most enterprises are vulnerable to security events caused by cloud misconfiguration, including data breaches and system downtime events. From the report: Nine in ten have real concerns about security risks due to misconfiguration, and less than a third continuously monitor for them. IDG Research: The state of the cloud: How enterprise adoption is taking shape.