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

LogJam flaw leaves 1,006 cloud applications vulnerable to attack

May 27, 2015 Clare Hopping

Security researchers reveal 181 apps can be attacked using public techniques

Two-thirds of IT execs 'suffer cloud outage'

May 21, 2015 Clare Hopping

Nine in 10 IT managers still fear for the security of their customer data in the cloud

Dropbox for Business seeks Europe data transparency

May 18, 2015 Joe Curtis

But a European datacentre is “completely not on the roadmap,” company tells Cloud Pro

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Unpatched bugs in Google App Engine uncovered

May 18, 2015 Clare Hopping

Researcher reveals holes that could allow hackers to execute malicious code in restricted areas of Google's servers

Google BeyondCorp takes business apps to the internet

May 15, 2015 Clare Hopping

Google believes internal corporate networks protected by firewalls are just as untrustworthy as the cloud

Advice

How sniffing your cloud can strengthen your security

Apr 29, 2015 Davey Winder

Davey Winder explains why you may need help sniffing out employee use of bring-your-own-cloud services at your business

How can ISO 27017 and 27018 help secure the cloud?

Apr 21, 2015 Davey Winder

Standards are crucial to both secure the cloud and give businesses the confidence they need to make the move...

How the cloud is driving down the cost of security

Apr 20, 2015 Davey Winder

Cloud is having a positive, rather than negative effect on security, argues Davey Winder

Five questions to ask your cloud security solutions partner

Apr 7, 2015 Davey Winder

What should you be asking your cloud security solutions partner? Davey Winder has some answers to that very question...

Don't click on this link: How to avoid the cloud credential scammers

Mar 27, 2015 Davey Winder

Davey Winder gives some advice to help you avoid getting caught out by cloud credential cons

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