The US Federal Communications Commission has recently reported that "theft of
digital information has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing
physical theft." Businesses can do a lot to protect themselves. The FCC
issued a Tip Sheet for small businesses to promote employee security
training, firewalls, securing of WiFis, and more. But for business operating
in (or migrating to) cloud environments; data security, cloud computing
security issues, and challenges take on new meanings and require new
Security in the Cloud: Unique Challenges
In the cloud, data security poses new risks and challenges. We are no longer
concerned just with burglars breaking into our offices to steal computers,
but rather with the data belonging to complete systems deployed to the cloud.
When using public cloud infrastructure like that of AWS, VMware, Microsoft
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.
Security Issues in Cloud Computing: Porticor’s AWS Experts Discuss
In a recent webinar, Porticor’s AWS cloud security experts took on the
security challenges companies face when migrating to AWS (and other IaaS
clouds) and offered alternatives that enable IT Directors to take advantage
of the cloud, while maintaining control of their data and its security.
Security Issues in Cloud Computing: Are you a TARGET?
We are all familiar with the infamous Target hack, which saw bad guys
accessing Target’s payment systems through access granted to an HVAC
subcontractor, and accessing paymen... (more)
Secure cloud backup is a scenario which increasingly gains traction. It
allows organizations to implement an off-site backup while maintaining costs
at a minimum. In this blog post I would like to focus on a specific use case
of secure cloud backup. The system we describe is comprised of an on-premise
replication server, Porticor Cloud Security, and Amazon S3 as the final
backup destination, all integrated by one of our fine cloud integrators.
Secure Cloud Backup – The Business Need
In this use case, an enterprise organization was struggling with an
inefficient and costly offsite... (more)
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 ... (more)