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

Business cloud adoption slowed by security concerns

Oct 22, 2014 Rene Millman

Survey finds average number of cloud services used by firms now stands at 724

Rackspace enhances Rackconnect hybrid cloud security

Oct 21, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud player also adds better scalability and support for compatible devices

HP improves workload protection with Helion enhancements

Oct 20, 2014 Rene Millman

HP expands cloud-based disaster recovery cloud service

MobileForceField uses cloud to save kids from cyber bullies

Oct 14, 2014 Rene Millman

Website to help protect children powered by hybrid cloud

Dropbox confirms file deletion bug

Oct 14, 2014 Rene Millman

Cloud storage giant offers free service for a year as compensation

Advice

Changes to EU data protection regulations: How can cloud service providers prepare?

Sep 26, 2014 Davey Winder

How can CSPs get ready for the EU data protection changes? Davey Winder takes a look...

How to secure your supply chain in the cloud

Sep 19, 2014

The supply chain is often an ignored part of the cloud story, but it shouldn't be, warns Davey Winder

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?

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