Driving cybersecurity and digital transformation with cloud technologies

Source – csoonline.com Commercial cloud computing platforms provide a complete set of computing, security, governance and compliance services that are supported by standardized and externally certified processes and procedures. AWS has invested in obtaining several widely used accreditations such as FedRAMP, SOC-2, ISO 27001 and many more. Further, cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) have strong management and operations processes to help protect digital assets and allow organizations to innovate. All these investments make it easier for public sector

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Can DevOps help modernize legacy applications?

Source – techtarget.com The challenge with new and shiny ways to execute against DevOps-centric operational models is that they’re often devoted to applications and services built for cloud-native environments. While I certainly embrace this change and see it as the ideal strategy here on out, there’s still a rather large elephant in the room: traditional enterprise applications. Based on the ever-popular “80/20 rule” and my own experiences, most data center applications weigh the operations team down with care-and-feeding requirements. Plus, the

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The State Of Cloud Business Intelligence, 2018

Source – forbes.com Cloud BI adoption is soaring in 2018, nearly doubling 2016 adoption levels. Over 90% of Sales & Marketing teams say that Cloud BI is essential for getting their work done in 2018, leading all categories in the survey. 66% of organizations that consider themselves completely successful with Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives currently use the cloud. Financial Services (62%), Technology (54%), and Education (54%) have the highest Cloud BI adoption rates in 2018. 86% of Cloud BI adopters name

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Nine cloud security threats you don’t want to ignore

Source – techtarget.com The following is an excerpt from The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CCSP CBK, Second Edition, by Adam Gordon, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, SSCP. This section from Domain 1 describes nine cloud security threats waiting to pounce on unsuspecting enterprises. Whether you’re managing a public, private or hybrid cloud, it’s essential for information security professionals to understand where vulnerabilities lie and how to mitigate them. Threats form a real and ever-evolving challenge for organizations to counteract and defend against. Whether they

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Why DevOps and cloud are essential to digital transformation

Source – devops.cioreview.com Today, companies opt for cloud services because it supplements existing business infrastructure and makes it nimble and potent. But, leveraging the cloud to modernize business isn’t that feasible as it may appear. The primary challenge of companies is to reform the existing IT architectures to bolster delivery of innovative products and services, upscale the market position, and create operational efficiencies. The second challenge focuses on the same line but centers on abating the traditional ways of operations that

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How AI will influence the world of cloud-based collaboration and conferencing

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Those who attended Cloud Expo Europe earlier this week took their opportunity to assess the next level of cloud services, ranging from blockchain, to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The cloud underpins these technologies and enables them to flourish, while as this publication has previously reported, the M&A cycle has been lit up by it. But what are some of the practical applications for cloud-enabled AI? Lifesize, a cloud-based conferencing hardware and software provider, is exploring how

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Secure DevOps: Inside the five lifecycle phases

Source – techtarget.com DevOps and cloud computing are radically changing the way organizations design, build, deploy and operate online systems. According to the latest SANS application security report, 43% of organizations are now delivering changes to production on a weekly, daily or continuous basis. With the increasing rate of change, traditional approaches to security can’t keep up. Therefore, security, IT and risk professionals are left struggling to figure out how they can reduce risk in a DevOps world. In the quest to

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The future of computer security is machine vs machine

Source – csoonline.com A growing number of computer security thinkers, including myself, think that in the very near future, most computer security will be machine versus machine–good bots versus bad bots, completely automated. We are almost there now. Fortunately or unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll get to a purely automated defense for a long, long time. Today’s security defenses Much of our computer security defenses are already completely automated. Our operating systems are more securely configured out of the box, from

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DevSecOps tools maturing, much to the relief of DevOps developers

Source – theserverside.com Ensuring the software an enterprise deploys is secure and ensuring that there are no software vulnerabilities in the applications an organization produces have always been an inexact science. But in this age of DevOps, more pressure than ever is being placed upon the shoulders of the typical software developer, creating a need for DevSecOps tools that will reduce the DevOps developer’s burden. Low-level, programmatic security has always been a software developer’s responsibility, but best practices have always demanded

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DevOps Tech Trends to Look Out For in 2018

Source – fluxmagazine.com DevOps is something that more businesses are using to boost the technology they offer to clients. In 2018, DevOps Tech is highly likely to play an even greater role in the creation and testing of new tech, but what will the trends for this year be? We take a look at what could happen in the coming months. Reliance on the Cloud So how does DevOps work? Cloud computing and DevOps are both playing major roles in how

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