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Data Back-Up Strategies for Your Business

March 25, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Do you backup data? One of the problems with getting a small businesses to secure data is they think they need to load up thumbdrives, DVDs or tape devices manually. This is in fact tedious and overwhelming. I’ve got news for you, data backup is easy...

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Open, Closed, 1984 and the Evil Empire

March 22, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

I’m buoyed by the very existence of open API – technology that forces data interchange to become real. Sure there are ways vendors manipulate what should be open to achieve their aims, but the API is our equivalent of Excalibur – it has the ability to deliver us from evil...

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Reaching for the Cloud: A Contemporary Infosec Perspective

March 21, 2012 Added by:Hani Banayoti

We need to entrust information security to professionals who not only know the fundamental principles and technologies, but are also able to understand and support the business's goals in order to influence and contribute positively to the ongoing infosec challenge...

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On Security, Legislation and Cloud Vendors

March 16, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Ever since the MegaUpload case, when innocent customers of an admittedly generally dodgy cloud service lost their data after a global take-down notice, it has concerned me that more mainstream vendors might have an impending issue they need to think about...

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Understanding Cloud Security Part Two

March 14, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

Organisations need to ask cloud providers to disclose security controls and how they are implemented, and consuming organisations need to know which controls are needed to maintain the security of their information. Lack of thoroughness can lead to detrimental outcomes...

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The Patchwork Cloud - What's the Deal with Cloud Security?

March 14, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Since everything I've been reading from the press, my colleagues, and analysts I know has been telling me security is ranked high in the top five concerns for cloud computing adoption - an article on ARN by Spandas Lui was like a bucket of ice water to the face...

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Understanding Cloud Security Part One

March 11, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

The cloud provides an opportunity to re-architect older applications and infrastructure to meet or exceed modern security requirements. At other times, the risk of moving sensitive data and applications to an emerging infrastructure might exceed tolerance levels...

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To the Cloud: Cloud Powering an Enterprise

March 10, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

Moving services to a public cloud means increasing your exposure to malicious attacks. This is not a potential increase, rather a definite increase. It is important to determine how well a cloud provider handles both technical and security requirements...

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Cloud Security Report: The Cloud May Be Safer

March 05, 2012 Added by:alan shimel

This first installment of what promises to be a semi-annual report sheds some real light on the differences between on premises and cloud security environments, and also advances the notion that despite the FUD the cloud may in fact be safer for certain kinds of applications...

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The Patchwork Cloud - Security and Incentives

March 04, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

A cloud service provider who isn't doing well at meeting security controls and requirements has two options - ignore the voluntary attestation and stay off the STAR registry, or only answer certain parts. This makes it impossible to have a level playing field...

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Cross-Border Sovereignty Issues in the Cloud

March 02, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

It's about due care, process, and not rushing into a cloud computing migration. Take a rational approach and first understand the parameters you need to operate. Then enforce with prejudice those requirements on your vendors and know the way cloud computing is delivered...

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The Cloud’s Low-Rent District

March 01, 2012 Added by:Dave Shackleford

How many CSPs would take security more seriously if they knew there was a provision in every contract stating that customers could publicly describe security failings and immediately move their data and systems elsewhere with no questions asked? I’m sure you’re saying yeah, right...

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A Checklist for a Move to the Cloud

February 26, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

There’s s flip side to technology democratization in that the high level of accessibility also means that it’s very easy for organizations to set themselves up as vendors – sometimes without the necessary level of professionalism that would be optimal...

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The Patchwork Cloud Part 1: An Overview

February 23, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Cloud computing isn't a paradigm every organization will follow whole-hog, nor should it be. Public cloud, hybrid cloud, private cloud, these are all terms need to be understood first and have some sort of rational approaches to security and risk management around them...

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Choosing Secure Data Storage - A Difficult Dance

February 20, 2012 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

There are multiple pros and cons across our storage systems parameters, but at first glance, the enterprise storage systems have the upper hand. Bear in mind though, such systems always come with exorbitant pricing, especially on any upgrades after the initial purchase...

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The Security Impact of Putting it in the Cloud

February 19, 2012 Added by:Robb Reck

nd. Information security must not be the roadblock that prevents the adoption of such technology. By thinking ahead about the kinds of risks that outsourcing our systems will involve, we can be ready to quickly and securely lead our organization into the cloud...

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