The Cloud Security Alliance, an organization devoted to promoting safe, robust and secure cloud computing solutions, recently expanded to the UK and Ireland. The CSA UK & Ireland recently held its first official meeting in London. In his speech to the inaugural meeting, CSA UK & Ireland president Des Ward told his audience the growth…Read More
While cloud computing is becoming increasingly popular, many users remain unaware of the cloud’s advantages and features, according to a recent study conducted by research firm GfK. In addition, many users considering adoption of cloud-based solutions are concerned about cloud security, the research found. The study, which polled approximately 1,000 users, was presented at the…Read More
A rapidly growing number of companies and organizations are adopting cloud computing as part of their IT solutions. Cloud computing offers a range of benefits to organizations of all sizes. By “renting” off-site resources, companies are able to scale their IT infrastructure up or down with minimal need for investment in additional hardware. Cloud-based software…Read More
Cloud adoption among small- and medium-sized businesses is expected to increase over the next three years, as SMBs turn to the technology to leverage potential cost savings and other benefits
If you’re like many, you have been storing your photos on your computers for a long time. And as time has gone by, both the volume and relative preciousness of your photos seem to increased dramatically. It’s probably become very difficult to keep track of and manage the whole kit and kaboodle. So you might…Read More
Dedicated Instances are Amazon EC2 instances launched within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) that run hardware dedicated to a single customer.
Of course, the humor here is that Amazon didn’t explain which hardware it was referring to. If you compare it to an enterprise server in a private data center, it’s clearly less secure (unless you applied cloud specific security and encryption tools perhaps). But if you compare it to existing hosting offering, it’s no less secure than enterprise grade hosting has been for a decade.
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
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.
There are plenty of legitimate reasons why a responsible person might want to browse various websites without leaving a trail of evidence (cookies) in her wake, and none of them have to do with looking at anything racy. Private browsing allows a person to shop for a holiday or anniversary or birthday gift without resident…Read More