Cloud Computing Will Be a Goldmine in the Post Covid-Era

Source:-https://www.entrepreneur.com/ From rapidly transforming consumer behaviors to heavily affecting economies around the globe, the Covid-19 pandemic has created a plethora of challenges and continues to have a multi-sector impact on nations and citizens alike. With the arrival of vaccinations, 2021 seems to bring a new ray of hope for economies worldwide but the fact remains: This year is going to witness the ‘survival of the fittest,’ implying that businesses that turn digital and adapt to the ‘new normal’ are likely

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Datadog to Meld Observability and DevSecOps

Source:-https://devops.com/ Datadog is planning to expand the scope of the security and observability services it provides following the acquisitions of Sqreen, an application security platform provider, and Timber Technologies, a provider of a tool, called Vector, for collecting and normalizing log data. Ilan Rabinovitch, vice president of product and community for Datadog, said Vector makes it possible to collect, enrich and transform logs and other observability data from both on-premises and in-cloud environments in a way that makes it easier

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Google Cloud, MongoDB Take Their Alliance To The Next Level

Source:-https://www.crn.com Next-generation database developer MongoDB and Google Cloud are extending the strategic alliance they launched two years ago with a new partnership deal under which the MongoDB Atlas cloud database will be integrated with a slew of Google Cloud services. The move is expected to provide systems integrators, ISVs and other solution provider partners of the two companies with new opportunities in cloud application development and cloud data migration. Google Cloud and MongoDB have undertaken the joint engineering task of

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Google Cloud Workflows Now Generally Available

Source:-https://www.infoq.com/ Google has recently announced that Google Cloud Workflows, the service to orchestrate Google Cloud and HTTP-based API services with serverless workflows, is now generally available. Workflows Connectors are now in public preview. Google Cloud Workflows requires no infrastructure management and scales on demand, including scaling down to zero if no requests are processed, It can be used to develop complex serverless applications, building on workflows that connect series of serverless tasks together in a predetermined order and work with

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Security researchers find Azure Functions vulnerability

Source:-https://www.securitymagazine.com/ Intezer researchers discovered a new vulnerability in Azure Functions, which would allow an attacker to escalate privileges and escape the Azure Functions Docker container to the Docker host. Azure Functions is a serverless compute service that allows users to run code without having to provision or manage infrastructure. Azure Functions is Microsoft’s equivalent to Amazon Web Services’ well-known Lambda service, says Intezer. After an internal assessment Microsoft has determined that the vulnerability has no security impact on Function users

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IAM Best Practices For DevOps

Source:-https://securityboulevard.com/ IAM governance is a priority for DevOps and security teams in the public cloud. Accounts, access, permissions, and privileges have become popular targets in recent cybersecurity attacks on the cloud. A well-established IAM governance policy will significantly reduce the risks of data breaches on the cloud from unauthorized access. While cloud service providers may offer effective baseline security policies that safeguard users from malicious activities, enterprises may face compromised security when implementing a multi-cloud strategy. However, multi-cloud adoption may

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AWS Glue DataBrew Visual Data Preparation is Now Generally Available

Source:-https://solutionsreview.com Amazon Web Services recently announced the general availability of AWS Glue DataBrew, a new visual data preparation tool that enables users to prepare data without writing code. While AWS Glue provides both code-based and visual interfaces, data analysts and scientists now gain an easier way to clean and transform data. AWS Glue DataBrew is a service that allows data exploration and experimentation directly from AWS data lakes, data warehouses, and databases. It also touts more than 250 pre-built transformations

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Cloud Growth and Other 2020 Trends

Source:-https://devops.com The rise of COVID-19 defined 2020 for nearly every industry. Cloud computing is no exception, though growth in the sector continued this year. Gartner estimates that $257.9 billion will be spent on public cloud services in 2020, up 6.3% from 2019. IDC reports that almost half of IT spending is cloud-based, “reaching 60% of all IT infrastructure and 60% to 70% of all software, services and technology spending in 2020.” These projections came in mid-2020, which proves that cloud

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CloudKnox extends support for serverless functions on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud

Source:-https://www.helpnetsecurity.com CloudKnox Security extended support for serverless functions on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The enhancement adds serverless functions to a substantial list of permissions management capabilities, including users, bots, service accounts, access keys, and other resources. The company also announced an integration with ServiceNow, the next step of many towards realizing CloudKnox’s next gen cloud security and permissions management vision. Together, the support for serverless functions and ServiceNow integration underscore CloudKnox’s market lead with

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Trend Micro Cloud One – File Storage Security: Designed to mitigate threats across the cloud

Source:-https://www.helpnetsecurity.com Trend Micro announced the world’s first cloud-native, fully serverless file storage security tool for organizations building applications in the cloud. Trend Micro Cloud One – File Storage Security is designed to mitigate threats across the cloud environment and support strict compliance requirements. The explosion of cloud-based file and object storage presents a new attack vector for threat actors to target with malicious files. Cloud One – File Storage Security provides automated anti-malware scanning to keep information safe and ease

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