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Posts tagged: security


Feb, 13

Agentless Security Next Step For Cloud

What, you’ve never heard of it? Well, neither had I until I read this article in CloudTweaks. According to the piece, agentless security is a “dynamic security solution that harnesses the power of cloud technology to monitor computers and smart devices without the aid of a physical agent or deployable monitoring protocol.” OK, that makes […]


Feb, 13

Payment Card Industry Council Addresses the Cloud

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council has finally released an updated set of security guidelines for merchants, this one addressing the role and use of cloud. When PCI requirements were first unveiled, cloud service providers (CSP) weren’t on anyone’s radar. The guidelines were intended for merchant data centers, but as those data repositories […]


Jan, 13

Finding Your Way Through The Cloud Legal Maze

From the beginning of the cloud trend, legal questions have swirled around cloud and the contracts signed betwede Cloud providers, solution providers and even end users. Recently, researchers nailed down some of those elusive legal concerns and published their findings in the Stanford Technology Law Review. Thankfully, the folks at Forbes actually read that document, […]


Jan, 13

Where Does Government’s “Cloud First” Policy Stand?

Two years ago, the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget established a policy requiring federal agencies to give first preference to the cloud with all new IT spending. But according to a recent investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), compliance is not going so smoothly. As noted in this TechTarget article, “These findings […]


Dec, 12

A Toast To Security

You simply can’t talk about the future of cloud without touching on security. Long an inhibitor to adoption, most cloud security concerns about shared infrastructure and data in transit have eased over the last year or two, but don’t think cloud security conversations are over. Rather, cloud security requirements continue to redefine the current standards. […]


Dec, 12

Lessons From NASA Cloud Project

You simply can’t ignore an article that kicks off like this: “When NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars at the end of its 563 million kilometre journey, it was a triumph for engineering. And it was also a triumph for IT.” Gotcha, right? The story of how cloud played a role in this monumental NASA […]


Dec, 12

Locking Up The Cloud – Beyond Data Security

As one of the leaders in the cloud, Rackspace has amassed an impressive amount of insight on cloud, hosted infrastructure, hosted storage, security and more. The vendor also has one of the most informative blog series I’ve found when it comes to best practices in the cloud. This blog, The Many Faces of Cloud Security, […]


Dec, 12

Other Trends Beyond Cloud? Sort of …

It is no surprise that most of the 2013 trend talk remains focused on cloud in its many forms. But what about those adjacent technologies that are essential to cloud success? Top of the list, of course, is security, which remains a challenge when it comes to cloud. The issue isn’t necessarily that cloud isn’t […]


Dec, 12

Amazon Agrees: Cloud Customers Must Do Their Part For Security

During the inaugural Amazon Web Services conference held last week, AWS leadership boasted about the vendor’s security record, and its ongoing effort to provide a secure public cloud infrastructure for customers. But that said, Chad Woolf, AWS Director of Rick and Compliance, reminded customers that security is a two-way street during the event. While the […]


Dec, 12

Let The Finger Pointing Stop: YOU Are Responsible for Cloud Security

I am going to say it out loud: Can we get past the niggling over who is supposed to safeguard your customers’ data in the cloud? Please? No single component of a cloud services deployment is without potential for a security breach, starting with your customer’s employees and stretching right up to the guy in […]

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