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Cloud Security: Forecast Sunny with Possibility of Showers

April 04, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Even as companies are adapting to this new paradigm, there are growing concerns about the safety of their data in the cloud. Incidents at cloud service providers like Dropbox highlight dangers of storing information in the cloud...

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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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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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Master the Cloud, Montréal: Notes from the Road...

January 31, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Cloud computing provides the customer an unparalleled chance to jump into a new computing paradigm which sheds some of the legacy issues and the excessive costs associated with unused capacity most of our organizations have humming along in our data centers...

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On Software Vendor Access to Customer Data

January 30, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

The issue is a massive one for the industry and in a back-channel discussions a number of people made comments regarding how much of a risk to the cloud industry service provider access to data is. One person went on to say that this perception is poison to sales growth...

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Flawed Analysis: On Clouds “Playing Nice”

November 13, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

The report gives a higher rating to applications that have native integration, and kind of discounts the awesome work that third party integrators are doing to tie together application as somehow inferior. But the report then goes on to give one example of a native integration...

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Is iCloud the Next Big Security Challenge?

November 10, 2011 Added by:Paula Skokowski

The potential for a data breach a lot higher with the launch of Apple's iCloud. When content changes on one device, all other devices are automatically updated. A wonderful service for consumers; however, for enterprises iCloud has the potential to wreak havoc...

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Is Cloud Computing Secure?

October 26, 2011 Added by:Brittany Lyons

The future of data storage online is certainly cloud computing, as it provides instant access to data under a heavy load and redundant backups for when the inevitable fail should happen. The security measures that go into protecting this future will only become more stringent as time goes on...

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Why Data Centers Need SSAE 16

September 29, 2011 Added by:Chris Schellman, CPA, CISSP, PCI QSA

SSAE 16 is one of the most widely known tools for providing assurances to data center customers. Yet, a myth that the SSAE 16 standard is not applicable to the industry persists. Data center providers have no choice but to arm themselves with the following facts about SSAE 16 applicability...

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What to Look for in Cloud Security

September 27, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Cloud-based data, just like local PC-based data, is vulnerable to physical theft if the building isn’t properly protected, power outages if there aren’t redundant power backups, natural disasters, and criminal hacking through system weaknesses, phishing, and social engineering...

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Cloud versus Local Storage Security

September 22, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen

Each storage medium offers its own benefits for different scenarios. It's up to the user to choose the option that best fits. Security is a major difference in these two types of storage. Until cloud storage becomes more secure, many will prefer local storage alternatives...

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Cloudpocalypse - When the Cloud Eats Your Corporate IP

August 30, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

The Cloudpocalypse - where you've bought into a cloud service, neglected to understand what you're buying into (service level, liability, etc.) and then are left crying onto your keyboard as your cloud provider tells you, "Sorry, we've lost all your data... but you have a backup somewhere, right?"

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Four Cloud Trends on the CIOs Radar

August 26, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Data Center Transformation: CIOs are feeling the stress of virtualization. The goal is to have more than 100 VMs on each server by 2012. That’s putting stress on the netwok and storage infrastructures which look outdated. The CIO needs to consider the impact of this stress...

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Why Data Centers Don't Need SSAE 16

August 24, 2011 Added by:david barton

I agree that DCs provide certain fundamental general controls that may impact the systems that are maintained there. But even those general controls do not constitute Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) which is clearly a requirement for performing a SOC 1 (SSAE 16) review...

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Microsoft and Amazon Outages – The Need for More Redundancy

August 23, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

I’ll not delve into the issues around failover – clearly the lightning strike was a catastrophic event that overcame the protection that both providers have against upstream events. But imagine an uber-catastrophic event that knocked out the entire Dublin Amazon data center...

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VoIP Vendor Ooma Outage: No DoS Attack Involved

August 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Customer services were interrupted by a power failure at the company's data center while their corporate website was simultaneously experiencing excessive traffic levels that was initially reported to have been caused by a denial of service (DoS) attack...

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