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New 2020 Survey Report on Security Practices in HPC & HPC Cloud
Published: 10/08/2020

Written by: Guan Sin Ong and Andrew HowardWith the current trend of HPC workloads and infrastructure increasingly becoming cloud-like (e.g., resource pooling, rapid elasticity, on-demand self-service), or interacting with the cloud (e.g., bursting), security will become a greater concern at an ac...

Complementing Your CSPM with Runtime Cloud Workload Protection
Published: 10/07/2020

Written by IntezerThere are many solutions available for securing your cloud applications and workloads. Even after doing your due diligence and making an investment, it can take a long time to provide value. CISOs report Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and other pre-runtie vulnerability...

Improving Data Security for SaaS Apps - 5 Key Questions every CISO needs to ask
Published: 10/06/2020

By Matt Hines, VP of Marketing at CipherCloud & Neeraj Nayak, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at CipherCloud Summary: The rapid uptake of game-changing SaaS applications has been transforming the way organizations do business long before COVD-19 emerged and the remote workforce exploded overn...

AWS Security Best Practices: Cloud Security Report 2020 for InfoSec
Published: 10/05/2020

By CloudPassageThis year, many companies have made a rapid shift to the cloud in response to the enduring COVID-19 pandemic. By adopting new IaaS and PaaS solutions or expanding their existing footprints in the cloud, companies are able to support a growing work-from-anywhere workforce. However, ...

No Free Rides With Your OAuth Tokens
Published: 10/03/2020

By Ian Sharpe, Product Leader at AppOmni It’s just another typical Wednesday in May. You’ve received an email from one of your contacts, someone with whom you haven’t spoken to in years. They’ve shared a Google Docs with you. It seems a bit odd, but you’re curious, so you click on the “Open in D...

Shared Responsibility Model Automation: Automating Your Share Part 2
Published: 09/30/2020

By CloudPassageIn Part 1 of our Shared Responsibility blog series, we provided a detailed overview to help you understand security in a public, hybrid or multi-cloud environment. We broke down the infrastructure stack, explained the responsibilities taken by the cloud service provider, and where ...

RECON (CVE-2020-6287) and its impact on Cloud Applications
Published: 09/29/2020

By Shamun Mahmud, Sr. Research Analyst at Cloud Security AllianceKey takeawaysCloud adoption is growing when it comes to ERP ApplicationsERP Applications in the cloud can be vulnerable security issues and organizations need to apply the proper security controls and patches.IntroductionThe RECON v...

Attackers Abusing Legitimate Cloud Monitoring Tools to Conduct Cyber Attacks
Published: 09/28/2020

By Nicole Fishbein, Malware Analyst and Reverse Engineer at IntezerTeamTNT is a cybercrime group that targets cloud environments including Docker and Kubernetes instances. The group has been previously documented using several tools including crypto-miners and Amazon Web Services (AWS) credential...

The Quantum Threat to Cyber Security — How to Prepare for Risk Mitigation
Published: 09/27/2020

By Dr. Itan Barmes, Cryptography Expert, Deloitte Cyber Risk ServicesA “new” threat in the security landscapeThe cyber security landscape is becoming more complex with the regular introduction of new threat vectors. A cyber threat that is now gaining more attention is the potential ability of a l...

DevOps Security Automation: AWS Cloud Security Report 2020 for DevSecOps
Published: 09/25/2020

By CloudPassageIn a DevOps environment, software and feature delivery happen in real time. Security, while critical to your company, cannot become a bottleneck. InfoSec and DevOps leadership are searching for the best ways to bridge the gap between their two organizations in order to better secur...

​Building a Secure Amazon S3 Bucket
Published: 09/23/2020

By Josh Stella, Co-Founder and CTO, FugueOriginally Published at fugue.co/blog on Sept 8, 2020Much has been said about Amazon S3 security on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the press and technical publications, and much of it is oversimplified and of limited practical use. Amazon S3 is an incredibly...

CCSK Success Stories: From the Head of IT at a Financial Services Company
Published: 09/22/2020

Written by Faisal Yahya, Head of IT - Cybersecurity and Insurance Enterprise Architect, PT IBS Insurance Broking ServiceThis is the fifth part in a blog series on cloud security education, in which we will be interviewing Faisal Yahya, Head of IT - Cybersecurity and Insurance Enterprise Architect...

Is your vendor platform future proof?
Published: 09/21/2020

Written by WhisticIn the last few years, the InfoSec and data privacy sectors have grown exponentially. From on-premise hardware and servers to fully adopting cloud-based, SaaS-focused security workflows, the InfoSec world of 2020 looks much different from ten years ago. If you’re like most InfoS...

Quantum Bitcoin
Published: 09/19/2020

By Dr. Jonathan Jogenfors, Quantum Bitcoin Inventor, Hacker, Atea Senior Information Security Consultant, CSA Blockchain Cybersecurity and Privacy Best Practices Group AdvisorMoney requires copy protection. If banknotes or coins could be forged, they would hardly be usable in daily life. Blockcha...

​Polyrize Launches Its Inaugural Shadow Identity Report
Published: 09/17/2020

Key trends and challenges in securing cloud identities and privilegesPolyrize, an innovator in managing and securing privileges and identity access across the public cloud, today launched its 2020 Shadow Identity Report, developed by its new SaaS Threat Labs Team. The report covers key trends and...

CCM Addendum for Associated Banks of Singapore
Published: 09/16/2020

Written by: Co-chair - Arun VIVEK, Head of Cloud & Container Security – Cyber Security Services, Standard Chartered BankCSA CCM & Association of Banks in Singapore Cloud Computing Implementation Guide 2.0 Controls This week CSA released a Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) addendum and Gap Analy...

What is Third Party Risk and Why Does It Matter?
Published: 09/14/2020

Written by WhisticIn the world of information security, third party risk is a topic that comes up often. As more and more organizations turn to SaaS-based vendors and move their operations to a cloud-driven environment, third party risk has become one of the most critical topics for an organizati...

Understanding the Complexities of Securing a Remote Workforce
Published: 09/09/2020

By Sean Gray, Sr. Director InfoSec at Paypal and Co-Chair of the CSA Financial Services Working GroupWe have all witnessed sudden and stunning changes in how companies – big and small – operate in response to the challenges necessitated by COVID-19. Many have pivoted successfully, however there ...

Diving Deeper: 4 Best Practices for Securing Enterprise Data in Office 365 (O365)
Published: 09/09/2020

By Matt Hines, VP of Marketing at CipherCloud & Ishani Sircar, Product Marketing Manager at CipherCloudSo, here we are, both as workers and employers. The COVID-19 environment hasn’t really changed much from a workforce perspective over the last six months, other than the fact that more of us...

Shared Responsibility Model Automation: Automating Your Share
Published: 09/07/2020

By CloudPassageIn Part 1 of our Shared Responsibility blog series, we provided a detailed overview to help you understand security in a public, hybrid, or multi-cloud environment. We broke down the infrastructure stack, explained the responsibilities taken by the cloud service provider, and where...

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