Items Tagged with "Cloud Security"


The Next Generation Search Engine Hacking Arsenal

January 14, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

LulzSec and Anonymous use Google Hacking as a means of identifying vulnerable targets, as it provides a complete and regularly updated source of sensitive info. Developers and sysadmins who want to deploy applications on cloud infrastructures should be aware...

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Gartner: Top Predictions for 2012 and Beyond

January 02, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

"Instead of requesting that a third-party security vendor conduct testing on the enterprise's behalf, the enterprise will be satisfied by a cloud provider's certificate stating that a reputable third-party security vendor has already tested its applications."

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CloudMASTER and CloudGURU Certifications

December 29, 2011 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

These continuing education programs provide a solid technical background in modern web services deployment and administration. Students will learn concepts, principles, techniques, and practices needed to administer and secure a modern cloud-enabled business environment...

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Data Center Complexity and Clarity Around Outages

December 28, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

Things like physical security, multiple redundant power and networks to incredibly complex networking and load balancing components – the modern data center is an incredibly complex beast. And yet they still suffer outages...

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SSAE 16 "First to Fail"?

December 27, 2011 Added by:david barton

So if First to File® is in the business of document management, how do their services have any relevance to a user entity’s financial statements? They are merely storing intellectual property (IP) in a web-based environment for their customers...

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Fed CIO: Minimum Security Standards Set for Cloud Providers

December 20, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

The FedRAMP was established to provide a standard approach to Assessing and Authorizing cloud computing services. FedRAMP allows joint authorizations and continuous security monitoring services for Government and Commercial cloud computing systems intended for multi-agency use...

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Transparency in Cloud Services from the Security Perspective

December 16, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

There is an operational perspective in terms of provider transparency. We are now starting to see cases where a SaaS service offering is built on top of a PaaS service, built using multiple IaaS services and that is enough to make anyone's head spin...

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Three Things Experts Won't Tell You About Cloud Security

December 14, 2011 Added by:Mike Meikle

Carefully crafted and monitored SLAs to keep vendors in check, mandating FIPS 140-2 certification of potential vendors and benefiting from vendor technology investments (economies of scale) can add significant weight to cloud solution providers being more secure than in-house solutions...

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Case Study: A Cloud Security Assessment

December 13, 2011 Added by:Danny Lieberman

A client asked us to find a way to reduce risk exposure at the lowest cost. Using the Business Threat Modeling methodology and Practical Threat Analysis software, we were able to mitigate 80% of the total risk exposure in dollars at half the security budget proposed by the vendor....

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Closing the Gate Before the Horse Bolts – On Passwords for the Cloud

December 12, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

Passwords it seems are both the bane of our existence and, apparently, the most important thing in our lives. Unfortunately the Cloud doesn’t really change this, good password protocols are as important in the Cloud as they were in an on-premise world and potentially even more so...

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Data Loss Prevention - Without the New Blinky Boxes

December 08, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

The glut of blinking lights and devices that require time and effort to manage has gotten out of control... or so I'm being told. I've not manged a security team in 4 years now, but even back then the glut of boxes, products and solutions was becoming too much to bear. I can only imagine it now...

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A Checklist for Customer Cloud Security

December 06, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

In our cloud security whitepaper we spent time talking about why Cloud Computing is potentially more secure than traditional models of IT delivery while at the same time pointing out the fact that there’s still security issues that organizations need to think about when using Cloud...

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Cloud Security – It’s All About Partnership

November 28, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

Cloud security is a two way street – both vendors and customers have a part to play in keeping it safe, and both parties need to bring something to the table. But, notwithstanding this fact, Cloud is still the best option for a number of SMB use cases...

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21d6c9b1539821f5afbd3d8ce5d96380 New Hub for Government Cloud Computing

November 28, 2011 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

GovCoud is the “go to” place for everything related to federal cloud computing. Our mission is to help federal organizations learn about, try and securely adopt cloud computing technologies. This site will provide a community hub for information dissemination and GovCloud best practices...

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The Cloud of Clouds: Amazon Web Services

November 22, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Security is paramount. Amazon states: “In order to provide end-to-end security and end-to-end privacy, AWS builds services in accordance with security best practices, provides appropriate security features in those services, and documents how to use those features..."

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India Assumes Global Leadership Role in Cybersecurity

November 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“India welcomes the decision of the EastWest Institute to bring this powerful forum to New Delhi. Working together with like-minded countries and businesses worldwide, India will work hard to assure that practical advances in cybersecurity are made and international cooperation advanced..."

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