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.

Things We Learned at AWS Re:Invent 2014

AWS reInvent

This year’s Amazon Web Services Re:Invent event was spectacular. We met many partners, customers, and friends and learned some amazing information. Cloud has become the new normal It is no longer a “disruptive technology” or industry jargon. The cloud is now ubiquitous, unavoidable, and a business (SME to large enterprises) “must-have.” AWS Data Centers There […]

The Benefits of Software-Defined Security

Information Security Buzz

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.” Featured Download: Social media access at work. Do your employees know the rules? Like with software-defined networking, Software-Defined Security […]

27 Data Security Experts Reveal The #1 Information Security Issue Most Companies Face With Cloud Computing & Storage

Digital Guardian

Cloud computing is quickly becoming a mainstay for many technology companies today because of its superior flexibility, accessibility, and capacity compared to traditional online computing and storage methods. But just like traditional storage and data sharing methods, cloud computing comes with its own set of data security issues. At Digital Guardian, our mission is to […]

16 Tips for Moving Your Workloads to the Cloud

CIO Enterprise Forum

Got a plan for your move to the cloud? If you do, you’re in the minority. According to a recent study, a mere 31 percent of those planning a move to the cloud actually have a strategy for migrating data and applications. The rest don’t. To avoid the complexity and cost, we recommend heeding the […]

Infographic: Top cloud security mistakes made by AWS users

Fierce-it-security

Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) users lose control of their data by giving up control of their encryption keys to Amazon or a third party, warns Gilad Parann-Nissany with cloud security provider Porticor. “This is definitely not the best practice and compromises their data and their compliance with regulations like HIPAA and PCI. The way […]

Cloud Computing Security Issues and Challenges: Digital data theft is more prevalent than physical theft

cloud computing security issues and challenges

The US Federal Communications Commission has recently reported that “theft of digital information has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing physical theft.” Businesses can do a lot to protect themselves. The FCC issued a Tip Sheet for small businesses to promote employee security training, firewalls, securing of WiFis, and more. But for business operating in […]

Security in the Cloud: How Hackers Are Going to Get Your Encryption Keys

infotech

It has been well-studied, documented, and reported that our greatest concern with regard to acceptance of and migration to cloud computing is security. In 2014’s “The Future of Cloud Computing” Survey, 49 percent of respondents cited security as an inhibitor to cloud adoption.  And, trailing not far behind on the scale of inhibitors are privacy […]