5 Ways to Think About Cloud Security

Source – csoonline.com Cloud computing promises significant costs savings and more streamlined management of mission-critical information technology, data processing and storage needs. But is it secure? Vibrant Credit Union (VCU), a Midwestern-based full service financial services credit union that offers both online services and storefront branches, continues to grow their footprint in the cloud. As their needs grow, so does their emphasis on security. Steve McAtee, Vibrant’s CIO, has been tasked with migrating securely to the cloud without inflating the credit

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How to tackle changing cloud security threats: A guide

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net IT workers face a serious challenge when it comes to file sharing. In one corner is corporate governance which seeks to protect businesses and prevent cyber-attacks. In the opposite corner are end users who want to work more efficiently – collaboratively – by sharing or saving files. The best way of ending this conflict is to find middle ground. In attempting this resolution, enterprises need to find the right balance between IT security and governance on one side

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The latest cyber attacks show why the cloud is safer

Source – infoworld.com Computer systems from the Ukraine to the United States were affected last week by the Petya cyber attack. It’s similar to the recent WannaCry ransomware attack last month. The WannaCry ransomware took advantage of vulnerabilities in the older versions of Windows that allowed the infection to spread. All someone needed to do was click a malicious link and—bang!—they were infected. That is, if they hadn’t installed the patches and updates. These attacks are a reminder of why the cloud is a

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Accelerate DevOps by Automating Security

Source – searchaws.techtarget.com DevOps teams are under enormous pressure to accelerate development cycles and improve quality assurance. We live in a world where IT consumerization is a fact of life and speed to market is not just an enormous competitive differentiator but an absolute necessity. This is why DevOps teams are embracing modern initiatives such as agile development, containers and microservices. Demands for speed and accuracy—along with the potential for cost savings—are also driving DevOps’ growing reliance on cloud services: DevOps

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How to approach cloud computing and cyber security in 2017

Source – information-age.com The adoption of cloud computing has been on the up since as far back as 2008, when a survey conducted by the Pew Research Institute found that cloud services were used by nearly 69% of Americans. Since then, the industry has experienced hyper-growth and exceeded the already vast predictions of how big it would become. IDC predicts that the cloud computing market in 2017 will be worth $107 billion and, according to Gartner, by 2020 a corporate ‘no-cloud’

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Cloud Security: 11 Best Practices

Source – esecurityplanet.com From the very beginning of the cloud computing era, security has been the biggest concern among enterprises that are considering the public cloud. For many organizations, the idea of storing data or running applications on infrastructure that they do not manage seems inherently insecure. CloudPassage’s 2016 Cloud Security report found that 53 percent of those surveyed listed “general security risks” as one of their biggest cloud adoption barriers, making it the biggest obstacle to the cloud. In addition,

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DevOps and SecOps: The Perks of Collaboration

Source – csoonline.com A quick search on the term DevOps shines a very telling light on where people see the value in this practice. Some proponents see DevOps as a faster path to market. Some feel that DevOps encourages faster innovation. Others suggest that entire organizations can literally move faster by virtue of using DevOps for product development. And still others who even think DevOps is TOO fast. Clearly, it’s all about speed, baby. There’s nothing wrong with getting things done

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DevOps and cloud infrastructure permutations

Source – csoonline.com One of my DevOps concerns with data center applications is the testing of infrastructure and the applications that ride on top of it. It is overly complicated. Each application has thousands of parameter combinations that can be used. How does one know which parameters are critical and the range of options a given parameter can have? Testing parameter combinations is a nightmare. So, it is often neglected. One of the key benefits of cloud computing are the limited

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Five security trends to watch in virtualization in 2017

Source:- datacenterdynamics.com Virtual components and environments present a particular challenge when we talk about corporate cyber security. Here are the five trends I believe will define the field of virtualization in 2017: 1. Virtualization security is focusing on integration Considering security solutions for VDI and virtualized servers, I predict that enterprises will pay more attention to the smooth integration between various systems instead of the thorough examination of product features under a microscope. Security solutions that can be integrated into

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7 best practices for securing your cloud service

Source:- networkworld.com As enterprises move their applications and data to the cloud, executives increasingly face the task of balancing the benefits of productivity gains against significant concerns about compliance and security. Security in the cloud is not the same as security in the corporate data center. Different rules and thinking apply when securing an infrastructure over which one has no real physical control. When leveraging cloud services, enterprises need to evaluate several key factors, including: Data encryption capabilities for both

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