Cisco to acquire Duo Security to beef up multi-cloud efforts

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Here’s a good example of how security underlines – or should underline – pretty much everything in the cloud: Cisco has announced it is to acquire Michigan-based Duo Security for upwards of $2.3 billion (£1.8bn). The deal, which expects to close during the first quarter of Cisco’s fiscal year 2019, aims to help give the networking giant’s customers straightforward and secure access to any application on any networked device through Duo’s platform. Duo Security offers a trusted access

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How Cloud Security Can Drive Innovation and Transform Your Business

Source – securityintelligence.com I joined a number of security professionals at the IBM Security Summit in London last month during the “Innovating With Cloud Security” breakout session, which was hosted by Martin Borrett, chief technology officer (CTO) of IBM Security Europe. The audience took part in discussions about typical cloud transformation journeys, security for and from the cloud, development operations (DevOps) disruption of enterprise security and regulatory expectations. Audience polls discovered that all of the attendees use cloud services in their

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The top five in-demand cloud skills for 2018

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net As businesses of every size push forward with cloud projects in 2018, the demand for cloud skills is accelerating. Public cloud adoption is expected to climb significantly and the IDC predict spending will reach £197 billion in just three years. But as cutting-edge technologies, like machine learning, continue to reshape the job market the skills gap looms large across the industry. With over 350,000 specialists needed to help fill cloud roles there’s clearly a massive opportunity for professionals

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Google Security Updates Target DevOps, Containers

Source – darkreading.com Data visibility is a chief concern for companies moving to the cloud. In an effort to help organizations control their information, Google recently announced security updates intended to protect containers and application development. Sam Ramji, vice president of Google Cloud product development, emphasized the importance of DevOps security in his keynote last week at InteropITX. “This explosion of connectivity has led to a golden age of software development,” he said, pointing to the opportunities and challenges that come

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Despite DevOps, Firms Unprepared for GDPR

Source – devops.com Most organizations are not fully compliant with the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) before it takes effect in May, analysts report. While DevOps certainly gives organizations the mean to turbo charge the compliance process, stakeholders outside of IT departments often are failing to greenlight this necessary project ahead of the deadline, due largely to uncertainties about the regulation.   Not being in compliance could hit organizations hard, with fines up to 4 percent of their annual revenues

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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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Six simple cloud security policies you need to know

Source – techtarget.com For a lot of cloud security breaches, the problem isn’t with the household-name cloud providers, but with you, the ops admin. The IT operations team often overlooks cloud security policies and best practices when it implements workloads on top-tier public cloud providers. The most common example is an inability to secure Amazon Simple Storage Service buckets. The cost to fix a breach — and the damage done to a high-profile brand due to the breach — far outweigh

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TOP CLOUD COMPUTING PREDICTIONS FOR 2018: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Source – techgenix.com AWS, Google, Microsoft — these are the three giants of the cloud computing universe, and their collective efforts made 2017 a great year for cloud computing in general. It’s expected that the Big 3 will increase their combined market share to 76 percent in 2018, and to 80 percent by 2020. The global public cloud market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22 percent, its size expected to be 178 billion in 2018, as compared

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Analysing security solutions in cloud computing technology

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Ever more companies are proving that cloud computing continues to be a major trend in the IT field. For instance, IDC recently predicted that spending on public cloud services would reach $160 billion by the end of this year. When it comes to security, however, the same issues and concerns persist today as they did several years ago. Take any research report which asks about organisations’ concerns with cloud migration and security is usually the number one. What

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4 experts predict what’s coming in 2018: DevOps, AI, and more

Source – jaxenter.com Predicting the future is a hard gig. For every right guess, there’s always an over-excited promise that falls short of reality. However, we’re taking a lot of the guesswork out of predicting what’s hot in 2018 by asking the experts what they think. While nothing is set in stone, it looks like 2018 is going to bring a lot of growth for DevOps, cloud technologies, and data science. However, signs are unclear for what will happen to artificial intelligence and

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