When people talk about cloud security it can mean either 1) security for the cloud—security that protects your cloud initiatives, like protection for virtual machines or data stored in the cloud; or 2) security from the cloud such as Security as a Service that uses the cloud to deliver some aspect of protection, like hosted…Read More
For the last few months, we’ve been conducting a cloud, virtualization, and VDI security survey of 1200 IT professionals from larger companies in 6 countries around the world. Not only did I get to help shape the questions on the survey, I’ve also been on the team interpreting the results. We’ve learned more than a…Read More
Today at Synergy, Citrix announced “Project Olympus,” effectively making open source clouds a more viable option for enterprises. In the past, it was cloud providers like Rackspace who tended to focus on open source cloud infrastructure, while enterprises tended to make more conservative choices where support contracts were available.
I recently had an interesting chat with the operator of our snack vending machine while making a coffee in the kitchen. She was restocking our machine and had her iPad sitting on the table. In their 2 person company they now have 2 iPads and a PC. They do their inventory control and tracking while onsite at customer premises via the iPad.Read More
Surveys indicate that security is the number 1 challenge about the cloud. Using encrypted, self-defending hosts mitigates many security-in-the-cloud issues. Dave Asprey, VP-Cloud Security for Trend Micro, presented to the SD Forum these 16 valuable points of advice regarding data privacy in the cloud. PLEASE CLICK ON THE “READ MORE” BUTTON TO ADVANCE DIRECTLY TO THE PRESENTATION….Read More
A year ago we posted a compendium of Cloud and Cloud Security resources. This posting has been consistently among the top hits to the Cloud Security Blog proving that, when it comes to Cloud the one thing we all need is clarity!
Two of the most useful resources…
Today’s threat landscape has required security vendors to change their approach to protecting customer data. TrendLabs℠, Trend Micro’s threat research arm, states there are now 3.5 new threats released every second by cybercriminals. Traditional approaches to security just cannot keep up with this. Enter cloud computing and the subsequent development of cloud-based protection networks. Customers who utilize a security vendor who has a robust cloud-based protection network will see significant advantages over those customers who still use more traditional methods. Not only can cloud-based protection networks use cloud computing methods to manage this security process more effectively, but also they are able to scale with the certain increase in threats in the future.Read More
Data just isn’t portable in the cloud — it can get up and move on its own. Your information placed in the cloud will be available when you want it; you just won’t know where it’s living from one moment to the next.Read More
SecureCloud enables enterprises to govern and control cloud data using encryption and sophisticated encryption key management. The encryption used in SecureCloud is standard AES 128 bit encryption, but the brilliance of the technology lies in key management functionality that validates the identity and integrity of the cloud server.