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

cloud and spyglass

Dropbox opens 249 accounts to US government spy agencies

Sep 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Four in five information requests came with gagging orders

Perception fails to match reality over cloud security

Sep 11, 2014 Rene Millman

Industry needs to work harder to combat FUD in cloud, it's claimed

Salesforce warns of Dyre malware attacks

Sep 10, 2014 Rene Millman

CRM firm's SaaS users could be in Dyre need of protection

IBM secures Softlayer cloud with Intel’s chip security

Sep 9, 2014 Rene Millman

Softlayer users will be able to select trusted servers to secure workloads from chip to the OS layer

Box introduces new data retention policy & file tracking capabilities

Sep 8, 2014 Maggie Holland

Cloud content and collaboration firm has responded to user feedback to deliver more granular control over data and files

Advice

How to ensure that APIs are not a cloud threat

Sep 11, 2014 Davey Winder

APIs are widely used within cloud implementations. But that ease of use can be a security threat too unless fixed

Encryption key management - how to keep your company safe

Sep 4, 2014 Davey Winder

The average CIO needs to understand data storage laws and encryption technology to stay safe says Davey Winder

How to implement a BYOD policy in your workplace

Sep 2, 2014 David Cartwright

What should a CIO do to allow employees to bring their own devices to the workplace?

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

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