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Protect the API Keys to your Cloud Kingdom

Published: 04/18/2011

API keys to become first class citizens of security policies, just like SSL keys By Mark O’Neill, CTO, Vordel Much 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 thei...

Constant Vigilance

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 ...

Cloud Annexation

Published: 04/12/2011

By Stephen R Carter The 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 gra...

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

Published: 04/01/2011

By Matthew Gardiner One 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 pow...

Debunking the Top Three Cloud Security Myths

Published: 03/30/2011

By Margaret Dawson The “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 pr...

What NetFlix Can Teach Us About Security in the Cloud

Published: 03/29/2011

By Eric Baize For 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 s...

[How to] Be Confident Storing Information in the Cloud

Published: 03/29/2011

By Anil Chakravarthy and Deepak Mohan Over 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 s...

Hey, You, Get off of My Cloud

Published: 03/22/2011

By Allen Allison The 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 ...

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

Published: 03/21/2011

By Slavik Markovich, CTO of Sentrigo The 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...

Cloud Security: The Identity Factor

Published: 03/10/2011

The Problem with Passwords   by Patrick Harding, CTO, Ping Identity The 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 chan...

Navigating Cloud Application Security: Myths vs. Realities

Published: 03/08/2011

Chris Wysopal, CTO, Veracode Developers 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 f...

Trusted Client to Cloud Access

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

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

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 decisio...

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

Published: 02/01/2011

by Mark O’Neill, CTO, Vordel In 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 Sing...

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

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...

Building a Secure Future in the Cloud

Published: 01/27/2011

By Mark Bregman Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Symantec Cloud 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 ...

Moving to the Cloud? Take Your Application Security With You

Published: 01/27/2011

By Bill Pennington, Chief Strategy Officer, WhiteHat Security Cloud 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 ...

Neuroprivilogy: The New Frontier of Cyber Crime

Published: 01/21/2011

By Shlomi Dinoor, vice president, emerging technologies, Cyber-Ark Software Is 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 ...

Will the Cloud Cause the Reemergence of Security Silos?

Published: 01/19/2011

by: Matthew Gardiner Generally 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 a...

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