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

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

Cloud security now considered 'a board-level issue’

Jan 9, 2015 Joe Curtis

How cyber breaches and shadow IT are making firms more cautious of cloud

HP and Trend Micro join forces to improve threat detection

Dec 17, 2014 Joe Curtis

Firms combine software to provide better cyber protection

HP and Salesforce join Verizon’s secure cloud service

Dec 17, 2014 Joe Curtis

Customers will be able to access their cloud apps via Verizon’s private IP address network

Ofcom experiences one thousand cyber attacks in two months

Dec 16, 2014 Joe Curtis

Media regulator hit by 1,658 cyber threats in October and November, reveals FoI

Advice

Six things developers need to know about security in the cloud

Jan 21, 2015 Davey Winder

Davey Winder looks at the key areas developers need to be mindful of when it comes to cloud security...

The downsides of cloud

Jan 5, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

The benefits of cloud are well-documented, but there are some drawbacks that cannot be ignored

How to choose a secure CSP

Nov 7, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder runs through some key questions you should ask your cloud service provider to check their credentials

Achieving defence in depth in a cloud environment

Nov 3, 2014 Davey Winder

You have to live as well as think security for the cloud to be truly secure, claims Davey Winder...

How to get a job securing the cloud

Dec 19, 2014 Davey Winder

Cloud security is big business, so how can you get in on the action? Davey Winder has some advice for you...

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