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
Applying the latest cloud provisioning and marketing analytics technologies, they’ve created an entirely new type of cloud service, Exploits as a Service, or EaaS.
In our hectic cloud-based world, devops (the mixing of infrastructure operations with software development) has become the standard way we build and run high-scale sites from IaaS to SaaS. There are lessons to be learned from how we got here, especially because devops isn’t very security friendly.
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.
It’s exciting to see that the GSA is leading the way to modernize the federal government’s IT by moving to “the cloud.” However, in the rush to save money, the GSA may be repeating some mistakes that company IT departments have already made. Until cloud vendors step up to guarantee that their security is on par with enterprise security, they will be a poor choice for our government agencies. We don’t need another WikiLeaks.
With Cloud computing at front and center stage of IT conversation, a sub group, Software as a Service (SaaS) Security, has benefited from the tailwind. Infonetics Research recorded growth of 70% in 2009 and IDC in their Worldwide Security as a Service 2009-13 Forecast predicts a market of $2B this year. Last September Larry Ellison…Read More
Cloud-based security as a service offerings have seen a steady increase in popularity, due to the benefits that the deployment model provides. Security as a service enables rapid provisioning, cost savings and enhanced security through real-time updates and the community effect. With the explosive adoption of public cloud computing it’s time we apply the techniques…Read More
It’s been almost four years ago since I started to look at the SaaS security model for Trend Micro. To be honest, being a software company, it was very hard getting anybody’s attention. However, the team persisted and sometimes learnt the hard way around what it takes to deliver high availability SaaS applications. Software as…Read More