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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How to keep your data safe in the cloud

Source – theweek.com Cloud storage and cloud computing are booming. Worldwide public cloud service revenues are expected to grow by 18.5 percent in 2017 to a whopping $260 billion — and there’s no reason to think that pace will slow down any time soon. It’s not hard to see why business is booming. The cloud offers families a convenient way to store everything from pictures to documents, and provides individuals and businesses efficient new ways to work together, handle services such as payroll

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DevSecOps is important and here is why

Source – appdevelopermagazine.com In the digital age, securing your development projects against malicious hackers can be quite the challenge. And when you take security and try to scale security to an enterprise, the challenge seems insurmountable. Evident by the frequent hacking incidents we see come through the news. Enter DevSecOps. DevSecOps is a methodology that interweaves the aspects of DevOps and standard security practices. It attempts to prevent vulnerabilities that can occur at every step of the development process, and so,

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Why we need to improve cloud computing’s security

Source – phys.org Do you often use Facebook? How about Snapchat, Gmail, Dropbox, Slack, Google Drive, Spotify or Minecraft? Perhaps all of them? Bottom line, if you use an online social network, e-mail program, data storage service or a music platform, you are almost certainly using cloud computing. Cloud computing is way of giving access to shared resources such as computer networks, servers, storage, applications and services. Individuals and organisations can place their data on the cloud and enjoy unlimited storage

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What security risks does rapid elasticity bring to the cloud?

Source – techtarget.com What are the security risks that may arise from cloud features such as measured services and rapid elasticity for platform as a service (PaaS) systems? One of the major benefits of anything living in the cloud is the ability to measure resources and use rapid elasticity to quickly scale as the environment demands. The days of being locked into physical hardware are over, and the benefits of rapid elasticity in cloud computing are attractive to many organizations. There are

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Cloud Security Alliance aims to improve cyber security with introduction of new metrics

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net As any medical professional will explain, prevention is always better than cure. So why are so many organisations reactive instead of proactive when it comes to cybersecurity threats? A new report from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) aims to introduce new metrics for enterprises to improve their security game. The report, titled ‘Improving Metrics in Cyber Resiliency’, introduces Elapsed Time to Identify Failure (ETIF) and Elapsed Time to Identify Threat (ETIT), as well as processes to measure and

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