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

SoftLayer to offer IBM security and disaster recovery cloud services

Apr 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Customers get access to virtualised server recovery

Basecamp hit by DDoS extortion attempt

Mar 25, 2014 Rene Millman

Project management SaaS tool held to ransom by cyber criminals

Microsoft to offer single sign-on across cloud and on-premise

Mar 7, 2014 James Stirling

Office 365 gets SAML federation for third-party authentication

Microsoft co-develops way to sidestep cloud data privacy concerns

Feb 28, 2014 Jane McCallion

Do the Melbourne shuffle to reduce risk of data leakage, say researchers

Advice

How government security upheaval could spread confusion

Apr 15, 2014 Davey Winder

Will the government's new classifications help or hinder cloud adoption?

How to implement personal storage within your company

Apr 4, 2014 Tom Brewster

CIOs can embrace personal clouds, but must wrap the right security around them first

Skills shortage? how to spot the cowboy training companies

Mar 28, 2014 Nick Booth

There's a shortage of cloud skills, so it’s time for dodgy trainers to cash in. How do you spot the bad boys?

Edward Snowden and the rise of cloud encryption

Mar 25, 2014 Tom Brewster

The post-Snowden outcry drove firms to encrypt more data - but what are the factors to bear in mind?

Cloud fails to make the grade for banking industry

Jan 28, 2014 Rene Millman

Why are so many financial institutions reluctant to embrace the public cloud? And what could help?

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