Cloud sync vs backup: Which disaster recovery works better for business continuity?

Backup is the traditional way most businesses protect their digital assets from disaster. At regular intervals, changes in local storage are transferred to either a local backup device or a cloud backup service. Usually, these changes are incremental and go into backup archives. A good backup service will store ongoing snapshots, so it’s always possible […]

Security vs. Speed: The Risk of Rushing to the Cloud

Businesses deploying cloud-based applications and services often overlook critical security steps as they scramble to keep up with the latest technology, and the rush is putting them at risk. “There’s a lot of customers who have this cloud-first mandate,” says JK Lialias, senior director of cloud access at Forcepoint. “They’ve been told, ‘thou shalt move […]

Innovative organizations build security into their cloud strategy

Businesses are increasingly evolving their security strategy to advance their cloud strategy. Based on research and interviews with industry practitioners, Hurwitz & Associates sees clear evidence that balancing velocity and security in the cloud starts with adopting new approaches to security. In the cloud, continuous integration practices shorten cycle times and improve efficiency. When confronted by the […]

Cloud security configuration errors put data at risk; new tools can help

Last fall, a security researcher discovered four Amazon S3 storage buckets with highly sensitive data such as client credentials and a backup database containing 40,000 passwords. Accenture had accidentally set the buckets to allow public access, and all the information was fully exposed. The researcher notified Accenture, and Accenture locked down the data. Accenture wasn’t alone. Other […]

Selling Cloud-Based Cybersecurity to a Skeptic

Nearly five years ago, a study conducted by the MIT Sloan Management Review found that the vast majority of business managers surveyed believed that “achieving digital transformation” – the process of virtualizing operations and migrating toward the cloud – was critical to their organizations. Yet the same report showed that 63% of respondents believed their organization was […]

Why the Cloud is more secure than storing data on site

We have all heard about how cloud services provide better utilization of resources through maximum optimisation but very few know that storing data in the cloud is more secure than storing it on premises. Forget individuals, even the big and global companies have difficulties storing their data and for them, cloud services are the only […]

Phishing Heads To The Cloud

Read Rich Campagna explain how the phishing attacks are now targeting cloud servers on Forbes : Phishing emails are often used by hackers to gain access to private information. Fortunately, in recent years, organizations and the general public have become more informed about the threat of phishing and how to identify these suspicious emails. Read his […]

As the cloud’s popularity grows, so does the risk to sensitive data

While the vast majority of global companies (95%) have adopted cloud services, there is a wide gap in the level of security precautions applied by companies in different markets. Organizations admitted that on average, only two-fifths (40%) of the data stored in the cloud is secured with encryption and key management solutions. The findings – part […]

The dirty dozen: 12 top cloud security threats for 2018

Cloud computing continues to transform the way organizations use, store, and share data, applications, and workloads. It has also introduced a host of new security threats and challenges. With so much data going into the cloud—and into public cloud services in particular—these resources become natural targets for bad actors. Read about the “Treacherous 12,” the […]

Five mental shifts we must make to achieve security beyond perimeters

Data centers aren’t exactly going extinct, but given the massive shift to public clouds, you need to make some significant adjustments if your mindset doesn’t already include or understand the cloud. The problem is that not every organization knows how to prepare for and embrace the cloud-driven future. It can take some major mental adjustments to […]