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

CloudSigma to offer SMBs secure cloud access through OpenVPN

Jul 25, 2014 Rene Millman

Appliance could help remote workers get secure access to public cloud

Dropbox adds new features to its business cloud storage service

Jul 24, 2014 Rene Millman

Security features added as well as text search functionality

Microsoft Azure bags security boost through Barracuda partnership

Jul 18, 2014 Rene Millman

Redmond also does deals with NetApp, Equnix and EMC

iCloud users to benefit from two-factor authentication

Jul 1, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Apple's new security feature rolling out to iCloud users in coming weeks

Dropbox cited as command centre for Taiwanese Trojan

Jun 30, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Dropbox integral as a malware base for criminal attacks on Taiwanese government

Advice

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?

How to trust your cloud service provider

Jun 27, 2014 Davey Winder

Moving to a third-party entails a lot of trust; what are the questions you should be asking?

Case Studies

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