Cloud Security

Processing or storing sensitive data outside your organisation creates security concerns and cloud users should demand transparency from service providers.

An organisation’s risk appetite will direct the level at which they use the cloud. Some things may be deemed just too risky to outsource and if your provider doesn’t offer a good disaster recovery plan, you may want to think again. But on the other hand some service providers offer higher levels of encryption than a small company could afford to go out and get for itself.

News

Google debuts security scanning tool for PaaS apps

Feb 20, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Google App Engine users given access to new beta service to check apps for security flaws

Azure adopts global data privacy standard

Feb 16, 2015 Joe Curtis

Microsoft hopes verification will strengthen Azure’s enterprise appeal

Malware attacks on cloud systems to increase in 2015

Feb 16, 2015 Caroline Preece

New report predicts increase in malware infections on mobile and cloud in 2015

HP acquires Voltage Security in cloud data protection push

Feb 10, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Hardware giant has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Voltage Security

Microsoft bolsters Azure with new security accreditations

Jan 15, 2015 Joe Curtis

Redmond wraps up week of cloud improvements with new security and privacy certificates

Advice

The cloud security conundrum: de-perimeterisation or re-perimeterisation?

Feb 9, 2015 Davey Winder

De-perimeterisation and re-perimeterisation come as a necessary pair when it comes to cloud security, as Davey Winder explains

How to convince your CEO that the cloud is secure

Feb 4, 2015 Davey Winder

It's a tough discussion, but one that really needs to be had

Three simple ways to mitigate risk in the cloud

Jan 26, 2015 Davey Winder

Minimising risk in the cloud world isn't rocket science, argues Davey Winder

How to secure the Cloud of Everything

Jan 13, 2015 Davey Winder

Getting employees to buy into the need to be secure will help ensure the Cloud of Everything remains safe for business

How does malware detection work in the cloud?

Feb 13, 2015 Davey Winder

Cloud has helped boost security for firms, but it's also helping out the bad guys too, warns Davey Winder

Case Studies

Q&A with David Cartwright

Jul 31, 2014 David Cartwright

The latest member of our expert panel to sit in the editor's hot seat is David Cartwright, who reflects on a varied career

Dell looks to seize the public sector opportunity

Nov 14, 2013 Davey Winder

Reports of Dell's death as a public cloud provider have been premature, its future is as a partner

The future is hybrid says CA's head of cloud

Nov 18, 2011 Maggie Holland

Bilhar Mann, senior VP of CA Technologies' cloud business unit spoke to sister title IT Pro about the challenges of cloud