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OpenStack Cloud Security Moves Forward

At the OpenStack Summit Boston, security experts talked about cloud security misconceptions and what's working well in cloud security today.

6 Steps to Find Your Next Dozen Cloud Security Experts

There's stiff competition for cloud security experts, but finding yours may actually be easier than you think.

Misconfiguration of AWS Services by Users Exposes Cloud Security Risks

Security vendor Threat Stack analyzed AWS usage patterns and found that 73 percent had some form of misconfiguration that could represent a potential security risk.

​We tend to talk about security wrong: Trend Micro VP

With security touted as being everybody's responsibility, Trend Micro's Global VP of cloud security Mark Nunnikhoven believes security teams need to start acting in a manner complementary to that.

Expert tips for managing your cloud data

When oncologists at Carolinas HealthCare System go before a tumor board review to discuss patient cases, they are looking for feedback on treatment plans and clinical trials.

During their presentations, the doctors show their peers genetic data, pathology reports, lab results and physicians’ notes—all of which is at their fingertips because it is stored in a Hadoop cloud on Microsoft Azure.Cloud security governance processes must also be considered, as well as aligning corporate security requirements with compliance and privacy laws, especially when it comes to personal information, says Forrester’s Shey.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)

IT pros agree: Security is better in the cloud

About 42 percent of IT decision-makers and security managers say they are running security applications in the cloud, according to a survey of about 300 IT security pros from Schneider Electric.

Almost half of those surveyed said they are likely or extremely likely to move their security operations to the cloud in a few years.In the survey, 57 percent of respondents believe the cloud is secure.

The cloud has the most confidence in on-demand security, and that confidence is highest among IT professionals (78 percent). I’ve stated before that cloud security is better than on-premises security, but it’s nice to see external evidence backing that up. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Cloud Security: New Research Says IT Pros Still Skittish

Respondents complain in two studies that traditional security tools don't work in the cloud, and can't deliver visibility across multiple cloud environments.

The barrier to cloud security isn’t the technology

You want solid cloud security, so you work to find the best approach and technology.

But that won’t get the job done. The truth is that competent cloud security technology is available, and most IT organizations’ cloud teams are good at finding and using it.

But cloud IT doesn’t exist in a vacuum, so having the right approach and technology alone won’t secure your cloud operations.[ The cloud storage security gap—and how to close it. | 5 ways Microsoft has improved SharePoint security. ] To achieve solid cloud security, departments across IT need to come together, both those that focus on legacy and those that focus on cloud computing.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Skybox Security Boosts Cloud Security Visibility With Microsoft Azure Virtual Network...

New integration improves network visualization and the assessment of security controls in the public and private cloud SAN JOSE, Calif. (March 22, 2017) – Skybox™ Security, a global leader in cybersecurity operations, analytics and reporting, announced today new interoperability with Microsoft Azure Virtual Network (VNet), enabling customers to gain security visibility into virtualized networks created in the Azure Cloud.

The Skybox™ Security Suite easily integrates with Azure VNet, incorporating the virtual environment in its network... Source: RealWire

Google tries to beat AWS at cloud security

Google knows that if enterprises are going to move their critical services to its cloud, then it has to offer something that AWS doesn’t.

At Google Cloud Next, the company’s leadership made the case that Google Cloud was the most secure cloud. At the conference this week, Google unveiled tools that would let IT teams provide granular access to applications, better manage encryption keys, and enforce stronger authentication mechanisms for applications running on Google Cloud. While some of the features, such as Key Management Service, is similar to the security tools AWS has already rolled out (in this case, the AWS Key Management Service), others, such as DLP API for GCP (Google Cloud Platform), go beyond the infrastructure to protect individual applications.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IaaS: The Next Chapter In Cloud Security

Organizations adopting IaaS must update their approach to security by using the shared responsibility model.

Mobile World Congress 2017: Orange invites cloud security specialist Secucloud to...

German IT security specialist to present its innovative security concept on the Orange booth at MWC 2017Hamburg, Germany. 24 February 2017 – Whether we use our smartphones and tablets for online shopping, mobile banking or payments – even for financial transactions they have become an essential part of our everyday lives – and a very attractive target for hackers and cyber-criminals.

The threat situation is growing continuously in Europe as in other parts of the... Source: RealWire