Items Tagged with "Cloud Security"


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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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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Hacker Halted: Mike Dahn and Martin McKeay on Compliance in the Cloud

November 03, 2011

"Your management fears the auditors more than the hackers. So why is it they're looking at moving cardholder data so quickly? Because 'cloud computing' is the new marketing buzzword that promises to do everything..."

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NIST Releases Final Definition of Cloud Computing

November 03, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

NIST intends the definition "to serve as a means for broad comparisons of cloud services and deployment strategies, and to provide a baseline for discussion from what is cloud computing to how to best use cloud computing..."

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This Year’s PCI SSC SIG Proposals

November 02, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

This SIG is to be created to guide merchants and service providers in what should be the result of a proper risk assessment, not create another risk assessment methodology. While such an Information Supplement is an admirable ideal, you understand why this SIG is a losing proposition...

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