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And the Thunder Rolls: All the Noise about Cloud and What that Means When Lightning Strikes

Blog Published: 02/23/2011

Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity Planning (BCP) continue to be driving factors for some organizations looking to move to cloud. Many are looking to manage their Disaster Recovery planning through extensive use of managed cloud services – and for good reasons. These are the most co...

Top Six Security Questions Every CIO Should Ask a Cloud Vendor

Blog Published: 02/23/2011

By Ian Huynh, Vice President of Engineering, Hubspan Cloud computing has become an integrated part of IT strategy for companies in every sector of our economy. By 2012, IDC predicts that IT spending on cloud services will grow almost threefold to $42 billion. So it’s no surprise that decision m...

Cloud Security Alliance unveils 2011 initiatives at CSA Summit at RSA

Press Release Published: 02/15/2011

Building on Two Years of Tremendous Work, CSA Continues to Lead Industry-Wide Efforts to Educate on Best Practices for Secure Cloud Computing San Francisco, Calif. – CSASummit at RSA – February 15, 2011 – At the CSA Summit at RSA yesterday, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) unveiled its 2011...

Cloud Security Alliance welcomes White House CIO Vivek Kundra as special guest keynote for CSA Summit at RSA

Press Release Published: 02/07/2011

Kundra to Unveil Vision for Federal Cloud Strategy at Highly Anticipated Event San Francisco, Calif. – CSASummit at RSA – February 7, 2011 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced the addition of Vivek Kundra, US Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the White House, as a keynote speak...

Extend the Enterprise into the Cloud with Single Sign-On to Cloud-Based services

Blog Published: 02/01/2011

by Mark O’Neill, CTO, VordelIn this blog post we examine how Single Sign-On from the enterprise to Cloud-based services is enabled. Single Sign-On is a critical component for any organization wishing to leverage Cloud services. In fact, an organization accessing Cloud-based services without Singl...

Moving to a “Show Me” State – Gaining Control and Visibility in Cloud Services

Blog Published: 01/27/2011

Survey after survey, security and more specifically the lack of control and visibility around what is happening to your information on cloud provider premises, is listed as the number one barrier to cloud adoption.So far, there have been two approaches to solving the problem:1 – The “Trust Me” ap...

Building a Secure Future in the Cloud

Blog Published: 01/27/2011

By Mark BregmanExecutive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, SymantecCloud computing offers clear and powerful benefits to IT organizations of all sizes, but the path to cloud computing – please excuse the pun – is often cloudy.With cloud computing, IT resources can scale almost immediat...

Moving to the Cloud? Take Your Application Security With You

Blog Published: 01/27/2011

By Bill Pennington, Chief Strategy Officer, WhiteHat SecurityCloud computing is becoming a fundamental part of information technology. Nearly every enterprise is evaluating or deploying cloud solutions. Even as business managers turn to the cloud to reduce costs, streamline staff, and increase ef...

Neuroprivilogy: The New Frontier of Cyber Crime

Blog Published: 01/21/2011

By Shlomi Dinoor, vice president, emerging technologies, Cyber-Ark SoftwareIs your Neuroprivilogy vulnerable? The answer is most probably yes, you simply have no clue what Neuroprivilogy is (yet)…The first step of this discussion is defining a fancy term to help educate and describe this new phen...

Will the Cloud Cause the Reemergence of Security Silos?

Blog Published: 01/19/2011

by: Matthew GardinerGenerally in the world silos relate to things that are beneficial, such as silos for grain or corn. However in the world of IT security, silos are very bad. In many forensic investigations application silos turn up as a key culprit that enabled data leakage of one sort or an...

Certifiable in the Cloud

Blog Published: 01/13/2011

Author: Pamela Fusco, VP of Industry Solutions for SolutionaryCloud computing remains as much a mystery to some as it is a part of others’ daily lexicon. I spend a lot of time working with people who have connections to various offices of the U.S. government and I find that regardless of the topi...

Cloud Security Alliance launches Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) 1.1

Press Release Published: 12/17/2010

Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute (HISPI) community of mapping experts with years of relevant mapping and integration experience provides QA and validation of CSA CCM 1.1 prior to launch. Orlando, FL – December 17, 2010 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced t...

Cloud Security Alliance Unveils Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) Stack

Press Release Published: 11/17/2010

GRC Stack Provides Toolkit for Key Stakeholders to Implement and Assess Security of Cloud Environments Orlando, FL – CSA Congress – November 17, 2010 ** – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced the availability of the CSA Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) Stack, a s...

Cloud Security Alliance announces that CloudAudit has become an official project of the CSA

Press Release Published: 10/27/2010

CloudAudit to Enable Automation and Integration of CSA Research into Technology Solutions San Francisco, CA – October 27, 2010 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced that CloudAudit has become an official project of the CSA, with the joint mission of promoting the use of best pr...

Cloud Security Alliance announces availability of Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire

Press Release Published: 10/12/2010

London, UK – October 12, 2010 (RSA Europe Conference) – The Cloud Security Alliance today has announced the release of version 1.0 of the Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire. The questionnaire can be downloaded at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org/cai. The Consensus Assessments Initiative ...

Cloud Security Alliance announces strategic partnership with HISPI

Press Release Published: 09/21/2010

Strategic Partnership: HISPI & CSA LITHONIA, GA — September 21, 2010 – The Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute (HISPI), the worldwide visionary in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) thought leadership, today announced today a strategic partnership with the Cloud Se...

Cloud Security Alliance Seeks Community Input for Top Threats Report

Press Release Published: 09/09/2010

Version 2.0 slated for release in late 2010 San Francisco, CA – September 9, 2010 – The Cloud Security Alliance is now soliciting input for Version 2.0 of its "Top Threats to Cloud Computing Report." This pending revision is the first to Version 1.0, which was published and announced earlier t...

Cloud Security Alliance announces availability of Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)

Press Release Published: 09/01/2010

Cloud Security Alliance’s User Certification Now Available Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Aimed at Promoting Secure Cloud Computing for All San Francisco, CA – September 1, 2010 – The Cloud Security Alliance’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) is now open for testi...

Cloud Security Alliance announces the world's first user certification for cloud security

Press Release Published: 07/28/2010

Cloud Security Alliance Sets Industry Standard with New User Certification Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Aimed at Promoting Secure Cloud Computing for All Las Vegas, NV – July 28, 2010 - The Cloud Security Alliance today unveiled the industry’s first user certification program ...

Multi-tenancy and bad landlords

Blog Published: 06/13/2010

So there's been a lot of discussion about multi-tenancy recently and what it means for cloud providers and users. To put it simply: multi-tenancy is highly desirable to providers because they can provide a service or a platform (such as WordPress) and cram a kajillion users into it without having...

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