Cloud Encryption

Cloud encryption is recognized as a basic building block of cloud security. Data at rest is no longer between the proverbial "four walls" of the enterprise; the data owner is managing their own data with browsers and cloud APIs, and the concern is a hacker may do the same.

In this collection of articles, we explore topics such as the risk scenarios; cloud encryption for cloud database security, transparent data encryption in the cloud, integrity protection for cloud data security, and S3 encryption for Amazon Simple Storage Service.

Cloud Computing Security: Who Should be Responsible for Yours?

Security in the Cloud

IT Departments of companies of all sizes across all industries and geographies are realizing the value of virtualization. We are migrating data and apps to the cloud in record amounts. In fact, Information Week recently reported Gartner findings that the public cloud services market will hit $180 billion by 2015 [1]. And BusinessInsider tells us […]

Security Issues in Cloud Computing: Porticor’s AWS Experts Discuss

Security Issues in Cloud Computing

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? […]

Encrypted Cloud Storage: How Enterprises Are Doing it Wrong

Encrypted Cloud Storage

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 […]

PCI-DSS Encryption Requirements

PCI-DSS Encryption Requirements

Significant money is at stake and in need of protection in the Payment Card Industry (PCI). The global payment card industry covers several sectors: banks and financial institutions (acquirers), issuers, processors, service providers, merchants carrying out transactions online and via point of sale terminals in bricks and mortar stores, large and small. PCI Security The […]

Cloud Security Breaches and How to Avoid Them

Cloud Security Breaches on InfoSec Institute

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 […]

@CloudExpo | #Cloud Security Myths: Busted

Cloud Security Myths by Cloud Expo

In a Feb 2014 survey, 94 percent of organizations surveyed reported running applications or experimenting with infrastructure-as-a-service.[1] According to research firm Nasumi, there is over one exabyte currently stored in the cloud. An exabyte is over a billion GB.[2] Considering the amount of data in the cloud and the growing rate of adoption for sensitive […]

Cloud Security Best Practices of the Fortune 500

Cloud Security Best Practices

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, […]