Cloud Security: 11 Best Practices

From the very beginning of the cloud computing era, security has been the biggest concern among enterprises that are considering the public cloud. For many organizations, the idea of storing data or running applications on infrastructure that they do not manage seems inherently insecure. Read  Cynthia Harvey list eleven best practices for cloud security on […]

Is protected health information safe in the cloud?

Read Mark Dargin takes a look at whether protected health information is safe in the cloud on Network World : Many healthcare providers face the decision on if they should store protected health information (PHI) in the cloud. There are benefits and concerns to storing PHI in the cloud, and the decision to do so should […]

Avoid new cloud security threats with continuous monitoring, testing

Read Kathleen Casey explain how continuous monitoring and testing can help companies avoid new cloud security threats on Tech Target : With high-profile data breaches often in headlines, cloud security threats are a top concern for enterprises. And, given the fast-paced and self-service nature of cloud computing, IT teams need to adopt a more proactive and […]

8 Steps to Evaluating Cloud Service Security

Read Dave Jones list the eight methods in which companies can evaluate cloud service security on CPA Practice Advisor : With the current break-neck pace of software and technology we can often overlook the fact that “the cloud” is really just outsourcing. The term “cloud” is simply a catch-all term for subscription-based services running on […]

Security Pros Worry About Cloud and Mobile Safety

A recent survey finds that IT security professionals’ security concerns are directly linked to the cloud and mobile devices. Eighty-one percent of the respondents expressed concern over public cloud usage, and, of these individuals, 49 percent are extremely or very concerned, according to the report, “2017 Cyber Security Survey.” Read/see the slideshow explaining how the […]

Cloud Security: 8 Things You Need to Know When Choosing a Storage Service

When you decide to start using a cloud storage or online backup provider, you may have some worries about security: we’ve all seen the sensational headlines about starlets having naked pictures of themselves stolen from their online accounts. The power that the U.S. Senate has recently granted to ISPs may also inspire worry. Read about […]

What the Cloudbleed disaster says about the state of internet security

Read Nick Ismail’s article about how Cloudbleed bug caused a data leak on Information Age : Last month, Cloudflare, a web content delivery network, revealed that a security bug had caused sensitive data to leak from its customers’ websites.The security bug, or Cloudbleed, was found in a part of the Cloudflare system that powered vital […]

Security Priorities and Multi-Cloud Migration – What to Secure First

Read Oliver Pinson-Roxbrough make a case for multiple cloud migration on Infosec Magazine : There is no shortage of news on public cloud adoption trends in our industry, but what isn’t regularly making the headlines is the trend towards multi-cloud adoption. Industry experts and analysts like Gartner recommend standardization on multiple IaaS cloud service providers as a […]

Can the cloud save the NHS from a data breach epidemic?

Read Nick Ismail’s article on whether adopting cloud services could safeguard healthcare organisations from data breaches on Information Age : The National Health Service (NHS) and associated organisations are a lucrative target for cyber hackers, with reports suggesting that medical records are 100 times more valuable than stolen credit card details. Read his full article […]

Cloud adoption in the UK jumps another 5 per cent

The overall cloud adoption rate in the UK now stands at 88 per cent, according to a new report by the Cloud Industry Forum. The report also states that there has been a 5 per cent increase year-on-year, and an 83 per cent increase since 2010, when the first stats were taken. Read about the […]