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

Symantec rolls nine security products into one cloud-based tool

Aug 20, 2014 Rene Millman

Norton Security offered as cloud-based subscription service

AWS ups security in WorkSpaces with multi-factor authentication

Aug 14, 2014 Rene Millman

Adds Radius MFA to Desktop-as-a-Service

IBM acquires cloud identity management provider Lighthouse

Aug 12, 2014 Rene Millman

Customers will be able to buy identity management as a service from Big Blue

Cloud providers fail to meet new EU data protection regulations

Aug 11, 2014 Rene Millman

Survey finds shocking level of readiness for requirements

Hackers target Elasticsearch to set up DDoS botnet on AWS

Aug 4, 2014 Rene Millman

Vulnerability in search engine software exploited by criminals

Advice

Where should your cloud datacentre be located?

Aug 7, 2014 Davey Winder

What are the factors you should take into account when it comes to locating datacentres?

How to defend against a cloud-based DDoS combination attack

Jul 25, 2014 Davey Winder

Protecting your cloud from cyber-extortion isn't rocket science; you need a plan and a cool head

Cloud IT management

How to work with bare metal cloud services

Jul 22, 2014 David Cartwright

When virtualised infrastructure won't cut it, is bare metal the answer?

How to write a cloud security policy

Jul 17, 2014 Davey Winder

Your old policy may cover the basics but it may not be appropriate for services in the cloud: time for a rethink

How to connect to cloud services

Jul 8, 2014 Steve Cassidy

It's not enough to have your ISP: are you sure it can handle your cloud demands?

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