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Security Standards – Why they are so Critical for the Cloud

Blog Published: 05/13/2011

By Matthew GardinerEveryone loves standards, right? When is the last time you heard a vendor proudly say that their product or service was closed and proprietary? However, it also seems that every time a new IT architecture sweeps through the market, this time one based on cloud models, the les...

OAuth - authentication & authorization for mobile applications

Blog Published: 05/06/2011

By Paul MadsenFederation is a model of identity management that distributes the various individual components of an identity operation amongst different actors. The presumption being that the jobs can be distributed according to which actors are best suited or positioned to take them on. For inst...

Who Moved My Cloud

Blog Published: 05/04/2011

by Allen Allison, Chief Security Officer at NaviSite (www.navisite.com)Managed cloud services are quickly being adopted by large enterprises. Organizations are increasingly embracing cloud technologies for core services like financial systems, IT infrastructure, online merchant sites, and messagi...

Cloud Computing and Device Security: The “Always Able” Era

Blog Published: 04/29/2011

By Mark Bregman, CTO of SymantecDevice Proliferation: Mobility and Security in the CloudChief Information Security Officers know instinctively that the world under their purview is undergoing a shift every bit as significant as the rise of the World Wide Web more than 15 years ago. The demand on ...

Cloud Security Alliance Announces Key Initiative in Development of Cloud Security Standards in Partnership with ISO/IEC

Press Release Published: 04/21/2011

CSA Establishes Category C Liaison Relationship with ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 London, ENGLAND – #CSASummit at #InfosecUK– April 20, 2011 – At the CSA Summit at Infosecurity Europe, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced that it will have a key role in the development of cloud security and priva...

Is Tokenization or Encryption Keeping You Up at Night?

Blog Published: 04/20/2011

By Stuart Lisk, Senior Product Manager, HubspanAre you losing sleep over whether to implement tokenization or full encryption as your cloud security methodology? Do you find yourself lying awake wondering if you locked all the doors to your sensitive data? Your “sleepless with security” insomnia ...

Protect the API Keys to your Cloud Kingdom

Blog Published: 04/18/2011

API keys to become first class citizens of security policies, just like SSL keysBy Mark O’Neill, CTO, VordelMuch lip service is paid to protecting information in the Cloud, but the reality is often seat-of-the-pants Cloud security. Most organizations use some form of API keys to access their clou...

Constant Vigilance

Blog Published: 04/14/2011

By Jon Heimerl Constant Vigilance. Mad-Eye Moody puts it very well. Constant Vigilance.Unfortunately, these days we need constant vigilance to help protect ourselves and companies from peril. That is not to say that we can never relax and breathe. This is based on a key part of any decent cyber-...

Cloud Annexation

Blog Published: 04/12/2011

By Stephen R CarterThe Cloud is the next evolutionary step in the life of the Internet. From the experimental ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) to the Internet to the Web – and now to the Cloud, the evolution continues to advance international commerce and interaction on a grand...

Privileged Administrators and the Cloud: Who will Watch the Watchmen?

Blog Published: 04/01/2011

By Matthew GardinerOne of the key advantages of the cloud, whether public or private, flows from a well-known econometric concept known as “economies of scale.” The concept of economies of scale refers to an operation that to a point gets more efficient as it gets bigger – think electricity power...

Debunking the Top Three Cloud Security Myths

Blog Published: 03/30/2011

By Margaret DawsonThe “cloud” is one of the most discussed topics among IT professionals today, and organizations are increasingly exploring the potential benefits of using cloud computing or solutions for their businesses. It’s no surprise Gartner predicts that cloud computing will be a top prio...

What NetFlix Can Teach Us About Security in the Cloud

Blog Published: 03/29/2011

By Eric BaizeFor years, the security industry has been complacent, using complex concepts to keep security discussions isolated from mainstream IT infrastructure conversation. The cloud revolution is bringing an end to this security apartheid. The emergence of an integrated IT infrastructure sta...

[How to] Be Confident Storing Information in the Cloud

Blog Published: 03/29/2011

By Anil Chakravarthy and Deepak MohanOver the past few years, information explosion has inhibited organizations’ ability to effectively secure, manage and recover data. This complexity is only increasing as organizations try to manage the data growth by moving it to the cloud. It’s clear that sto...

Hey, You, Get off of My Cloud

Blog Published: 03/22/2011

By Allen AllisonThe emerging Public Cloud versus Private Cloud debate is not just about which solution is best. It extends to the very definition of cloud. I won’t pretend that my definitions of public cloud and private cloud match everybody elses, but I would like to begin by establishing my po...

Three Cloud-Computing Data Security Risks That Can’t be Overlooked

Blog Published: 03/21/2011

By Slavik Markovich, CTO of SentrigoThe move to Cloud Computing brings with it a number of attributes that require special consideration when it comes to securing data. And since in nearly every organization, their most sensitive data will be stored either directly in a relational database, or u...

Cloud Security: The Identity Factor

Blog Published: 03/10/2011

The Problem with Passwordsby Patrick Harding, CTO, Ping IdentityThe average enterprise employee uses 12 userid/password pairs for accessing the many applications required to perform his or her job (Osterman Research 2009). It is unreasonable to expect anyone to create, regularly change (also a p...

Navigating Cloud Application Security: Myths vs. Realities

Blog Published: 03/08/2011

Chris Wysopal, CTO, VeracodeDevelopers and IT departments are being told they need to move applications to the cloud and are often left on their own to navigate the challenges related to developing and managing the security of applications in those environments. Because no one should have to fly...

Trusted Client to Cloud Access

Blog Published: 03/02/2011

Cloud computing has become an integral part of all IT decision making today across industries and geographies. This market is growing at a rapid pace. By 2014, IDC expects public cloud spending to rise to $29.5 billion growing at 21.6 percent per year. At the same time, Forrester predicts the clo...

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...

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