Cloud Key Management vs. Hardware-Based Key Managers
Cloud security is a top concern for any organization migrating to the cloud.
The threats are many.
For example, the fact your data resides in a shared, multi-tenant environment
is a threat that has become a reality with the latest Xen virtualization
bug, which allowed a malicious fully virtualized server to read data about
other virtualized systems running on the same physical hardware or the
Other threats to cloud security include internal employees and
The consensus is that data encryption is a critical first step to migrating
to the cloud; but in fact, encryption is the easy part. The real challenge
lies with the management of the encryption keys. Allowing your cloud provider
to encrypt your data and manage the encryption keys is as secure as parking
your car in a public parking... (more)
Cloud computing is increasingly becoming part of the enterprise IT landscape.
In fact, a recent cloud security survey conducted by HP reveals that 70
percent of all respondents say their company is using some form of the cloud.
The study also found that cloud penetration jumps to 80 percent for
enterprise-size organizations. With such dramatic growth figures, it is no
wonder that enterprise companies are carefully reviewing cloud security
policies’ implication on cloud data. Here’s another fact from that same
survey: While more than half of those using the public cloud are confid... (more)
Disruptive Innovations in Cloud Computing
The global village, mobile devices, online marketplaces, social networks, and
on-demand entertainment all have a part to play. People all over the world
are increasing the time they spend in the virtual world. They’re buying,
selling, sharing, studying, developing apps, hanging out in social networks,
and starting to use digital currencies that bypass traditional banking.
Alongside these community-driven ideas, we are also seeing enormous change in
business to business relationships. Cloud computing enables any size business
to obtain and... (more)
The Benefits of Software-Defined Security
At Gartner’s Security & Risk Management Summit, analysts identified
2014’s Top 10 Technologies for Information Security. They singled out
software-defined security as a trend to watch, stating that because its
“impact on security will be transformational.”
Read the full article at Information Security Buzz.
Cloud computing is your future operational platform, (virtual) data center,
and application platform - all rolled into one concept from multiple vendors.
The following are 25 recent statistics about the current and future state of
the cloud that will help you understand the breadth of the cloud and the
benefits it can bring to your organization and your career.
Seventy-five percent of IT decision makers, cloud vendors, and business users
used the cloud in some way in 2013, compared to 67% the previous year,
according to the Future of Cloud Computing Survey. Forty-four perce... (more)