In a Feb 2014 survey, 94 percent of organizations surveyed reported running
applications or experimenting with infrastructure-as-a-service. According
to research firm Nasumi, there is over one exabyte currently stored in the
cloud. An exabyte is over a billion GB. Considering the amount of data in
the cloud and the growing rate of adoption for sensitive use cases, it is
natural that securing our data in the cloud is a concern. But, cloud
security, though rightfully a central concern, should not be a hindrance to
aggressively moving workloads and applications to the cloud.
In fact, there are some misconceptions about cloud security that need to be
laid to rest.
Myth #1: A cloud provider's customers can attack each other
The multi-tenant environment of cloud computing has given rise to a
misconception that the provider's many customers can access each other's dat... (more)
Cloud Security Breaches and How to Avoid Them
The cloud is expanding. More applications are being run online. More data is
being stored online. More businesses are relying on public, private, and
hybrid clouds for their apps, records, and backups. And more hackers are
Why Security Breaches Happen in the Cloud
Hackers aren’t attacking the cloud; the cloud is their access point to
attack your business. CIO.com found that 85% of IT professionals are
confident in the cloud provider’s ability to provide a secure environment.
CompTIA’s Annual Information Security Tre... (more)
Can You Own Your Public Cloud?
Public cloud computing is surging forward into healthcare, finance, and
utilities. Popular cloud based implementations run the gamut from big data
analysis to customer service applications, and everything in between. As more
and more sensitive data processing is done in the cloud, encryption of data
has become the obvious best practice. Google Compute Engine has provided data
encryption for some time; and in a recent interview, AWS’s CTO said
they’d like all data, or at least all sensitive business data, to be always
Encrypting data imm... (more)
Cloud Security Best Practices of the Fortune 500
When you plan your migration to the cloud, and the cloud security best
practices to secure it, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Here is
some advice from the Fortune 500. Use these tips to learn from others’
successes and to avoid their failures – maybe their companies can afford
“valuable” learning lessons, but yours would do better heeding their
advice for free.
Intel: security is a concern in both private and public clouds
Mr. Jason Waxman | General Manager | Intel | www.intel.com
The GM of Intel speaks up about the diff... (more)
Encrypting cloud storage is now in the mainstream, the accepted best practice
and a business imperative. Across the world and all industries, enterprises
need to encrypt cloud data to stay compliant, safe and competitive.
There are several offerings of encrypted cloud storage for enterprises. And
yet, many enterprises are still doing it wrong.
Which of these pitfalls has your company fallen into?
Encrypted Cloud Storage Mistakes
1. Allowing Others to Control and Access Stored Data
Whether they do so knowingly or naively, by using a provider to encrypt data
and manage encryption key... (more)