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Secure your cloud: Remove the human vulnerabilities

A strong case can be made that shoring up defenses requires “automating out” the weakest link – i.e., humans – from any cloud that companies are entrusting with their data. This applies to their internal, on-premise clouds as well as to the external cloud vendors that they choose to engage with. In “automating out the […]

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The next big thing in cloud computing?

For some time, the public cloud has actually been able to offer more protection than traditional on-site environments. Dedicated expert teams ensure that cloud servers, for example, maintain an optimal security posture against external threats. But that level of security comes at a price. Those same extended teams increase insider exposure to private data—which leads […]

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The growing threat to CI/CD pipelines

Today, rapid digitalization has placed a significant burden on software developers supporting remote business operations. Developers are facing continuous pressure to push out software at high velocity. As a result, security is continuously overlooked, as it doesn’t fit into existing development workflows. The way we build software is increasingly automated and integrated. CI/CD pipelines have […]

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CSA Survey Suggests Cloud Security Is Improving

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

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Cloud security experts wanted: You can be one of them

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Taking a Security-First Approach to Cloud Migration

The pandemic and lockdowns hit their first anniversary mark, and many companies continue to have their employees work from home for the foreseeable future. Over the past year, organizations have seen how important cloud computing is to business operations. In fact, according to a MariaDB survey, 40% of respondents said that COVID-19 accelerated their migration to […]

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With data volumes and velocity multiplying, how do you choose the right data security solution?

Choosing the right data security solution Jean Le Bouthillier, CEO of Canadian data security startup Q​ohash​, says that organizations have had many issues with solutions that generate large volumes of (often) not relevant and not actionable data. “My first piece of advice for organizations looking for the right data security solutions would be to consider whether […]

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Passing a compliance audit in the cloud doesn’t have to be hard

Adding compliance trails in cloud environments The secret to resolving compliance and security issues before they escalate into costly audit penalties is to proactively add an automated compliance and security management system in the cloud environment. This way your company can take advantage of all the security benefits offered by the cloud provider while also managing other […]

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Keeping your serverless architecture secure

In this article, we’ll outline the key areas you should consider if you want to keep your serverless architecture secure. While the solution that best fits your own ecosystem will be unique to you, the following will serve as strong foundations upon which to build your approach. Keeping your serverless architecture secure

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How to mitigate security risks as cloud services adoption spikes

The challenges of accelerated cloud adoption The sheer number of organizations moving to the cloud is staggering: we’re seeing 3-5 years-worth of business transformation happening in just months due to the pandemic. As cloud-enabled digital transformation continues to accelerate, there are a variety of concerns. For example, the visibility of data. Organizations (and users) must assess […]

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Security Logging in Cloud Environments – AWS

Which Services Can We Leverage? AWS offers multiple services around logging and monitoring. For example, you have almost certainly heard of CloudTrail and CloudWatch, but they are just the tip of the iceberg. CloudWatch Logs is the default logging service for many AWS resources (like EC2, RDS, etc.): it captures application events and error logs, and allows […]

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Secure, Share & Edit All Your Files From Anywhere | Box

Secure File Sharing – 256-bit AES encryption Secure File Sharing: Easily and securely share files—even sensitive or confidential ones—without worry. Source: Secure, Share & Edit All Your Files From Anywhere | Box  Subscribe in a reader

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Security is the no. 1 IT barrier to cloud and SaaS adoption

More than 70% of tech professionals said security spending has increased in the past year, according to a Ping Identity report. Source: Security is the no. 1 IT barrier to cloud and SaaS adoption Cloud Security

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8 Tips for Monitoring Cloud Security

Cloud security experts weigh in with the practices and tools they prefer to monitor and measure security metrics in the cloud. Source: 8 Tips for Monitoring Cloud Security 🔒 securing the business 🔒 DISC InfoSec  

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The Big Shift to Cloud-based Security

Keeping IT systems secure and running within regulatory compliance mandates, especially for mid-sized and even small businesses, seems next to impossible. There are many reasons for this — but fortunately, several recent technological trends show that it doesn’t have to be this way. This paper covers how small and medium-sized organizations can manage their IT […]

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Cloud services breached via Google code search

Researchers at Stach & Liu, a security consulting firm, have advised organizations against storing critical information on the public cloud until there are better intrusion detection systems available for cloud services, the Dark Reading website reports. The firm made the recommendation after discovering that access codes and passwords to thousands of public cloud services could […]

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Inside IT: Cloud Computing & Security

IT Best Practices: The IT organization is undergoing rapid change. Changes like virtualization and consumerization present new opportunities for business, and new challenges for IT. Cloud computing shifts IT to more of a creator and distributor of services, but brings with it increased security concerns. In this podcast, Alan Ross, who leads the Security Architecture […]

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Security as a Service and Office as a Service

The Windows Intune cloud service helps you centrally manage and secure your PCs through a simple web-based console, whether your IT staff or end users are in the main office, at a branch office, or on the road. Click the fig below to see a video of Windows Intune benefits: Windows Intune simplifies and helps […]

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CSA at RSA 2011 – Solving the Cloud Security Equation

Visibility + Control = Trust Federal Cloud Computing Strategy: Cloud First Policy “This policy is intended to accelerate the pace at which the government will realize the value of cloud computing by requiring agencies to evaluate safe, secure cloud computing options before making any new investments.” Titles on How to Secure the Cloud ….

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Businesses deemed lack of security a major concern for cloud computing

By NICK CLAYTON – WSJ.com As the much-hyped next big thing in information technology, the cloud in cloud computing seems almost too apt as a metaphor. Constantly moving and changing, impossible to pin down and the closer it gets, the harder it is to distinguish from fog. It has divided opinion. On one side are […]

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