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In a post Snowden world it is clear that for cloud data security, we need strong encryption. When properly implemented, encryption in the cloud reduces risk to levels acceptable for sensitive data. There is no doubt data protection in the cloud computing era is never going to be a ‘one size fits all’ kind of a solution. It requires a 360-degree view of the company with 365-days a year dedication. The best place to start is with a risk analysis so you know what kind of data you have, its levels of sensitivity, who’s using it, where it’s used and stored, and how and where and over what technologies it’s going to ‘commute’. You need to understand your company’s data – in terms of technology and human weaknesses. Data should be unreadable to an attacker. It must be incoherent at all times to anyone other than you and your trusted personnel: while it’s travelling – or yo... (more)

Disruptive Innovations in Cloud Computing

Disruptive Innovations in Cloud Computing June 23, 2014 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 ... (more)

Why Does the Cloud Attract Hackers?

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 taking advantage. 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)

PCI DSS: What You Need to Know By @GiladPN | @CloudExpo

By Lohit Mehta Every organization should follow a proactive rather than a reactive approach to protect against threats, risks, and vulnerabilities to which if their IT infrastructure is exposed can lead to data loss, regulatory penalties, lawsuits, and damaged reputation. Moving on the same lines, to reduce credit card fraud via its exposure, a standard known as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was formed. History Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) had developed a standard known as PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which comprises... (more)

Security Issues in Cloud Computing By @GiladPN | @CloudExpo

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)