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Cloud Computing – the buzz words of the technology sector this decade: if you’re not already doing it, you’re missing out.  Articles have been written.  Experts have been crowned.  Events have been attended.  We all agree – the cloud presents opportunities for cost savings, elasticity, and scalability. But for companies that are bound by Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), securing financial data in “the cloud” presents new issues. How is the Cloud Different? Securing brick and mortar businesses was one thing, securing data centers and hardware was an added level, but securing the foggy boundaries of the cloud presents a new set of challenges. The skills and knowledge you acquired in the data center are still very relevant to the cloud world. However, the most obvious change is that physical walls are no longer available to protect your systems ... (more)

The Benefits of Software-Defined Security by @Porticor | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

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. ... (more)

MySQL in the Cloud

MySQL is probably the most popular open source database. While there is a wealth of discussion online for MySQL database encryption,doing it right in a cloud computing environment is tricky. The discussion here is quite long, and contains a lot of interesting details. So if you want a spoiler: it is possible to achieve true confidentiality for your MySQL database today; using the industry best practice which is split-key encryption. Here’s why. Cloud encryption for MySQL – Setting your goals Before talking tech, it’s actually essential to understand what your goals are, and the... (more)

Cloud Encryption for Cloud Providers

As part of our cloud strategy, we’ve recently released a VMware version of our cloud security offering. It allows cloud providers using VMware, as well as the cloud users themselves, to create an encrypted environment within minutes, while eliminating the complexity around encryption key management in the cloud without compromising trust and confidentiality. During this process we’ve engaged in many conversations with the cloud providers’ community to better understand their requirements, and equally important – their customers’ requirements. We’ve identified some interesting pa... (more)

Cloud Storage Encryption and Healthcare Information Security

Healthcare data security has been around for a long time, but as cloud computing gains more and more traction, healthcare providers as well as healthcare software vendors, would like to use the cloud advantages and migrate healthcare data, or run healthcare software from a cloud infrastructure. In this blog I’ll focus on specific cloud computing healthcare security concerns and how cloud encryption can help meeting regulatory requirements. The first step to securing healthcare data is to identify the type of healthcare information and the appropriate cloud storage for it. Visual... (more)