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 […]
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.
By now, we all know that if we store sensitive data in the cloud or operate any business-critical apps or workloads there, we must use cloud encryption to protect ourselves, our information, and our customers. It helps to break down the cloud encryption best practices by business type, translating technical issues into understandable day to […]
The cloud’s call is a tempting one. Migrating (at least) some of your databases has overt draws. And besides, it seems like everyone is doing it. But, still, something in your training and experience is nagging at you: migrating means losing control. And, you are not wrong. In fact, you are right to […]
Hurricane season is upon us and like all natural disasters, hurricanes have the capacity to demolish homes, destroy businesses, and devastate communities. To protect itself, your business can set up a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solution. The most cost effective BCDR solutions are today in the cloud, often called “Disaster Recover as a Service” […]
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 […]
More than half of all American businesses use cloud computing for its many benefits: flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness top the list. However, due to its widespread appeal, the cloud also attracts the wrong kind of attention. In the last 12 months, 16 percent of public cloud customers say that their data has already been exposed […]
Cloud computing security issues are constantly a top concern for IT leaders migrating to the cloud. There are many issues related to data security in the cloud and more than one approach to cloud security. Focusing on Infrastructure as a Service cloud security, there are five issues that repeatedly concern customers that are resolved by […]