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

IT losing cloud security battle

Oct 29, 2014 Rene Millman

IT organisations are finding it difficult to control corporate data in the cloud

Google partners with PwC to push cloud apps to businesses

Oct 29, 2014 Rene Millman

PricewaterhouseCoopers becomes both customer and partner of Google Apps for Work

Cambridge scientist looks to build strong encryption in the cloud

Oct 27, 2014 Rene Millman

Kickstarter project looks for funding to build cloud-based encryption appliance to secure data

Bitcasa drops unlimited cloud storage over abuse concerns

Oct 24, 2014 Rene Millman

Bitcasa claims service not used much except for a few customers storing "impossible" amounts of data

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

Advice

Private Cloud

How to securely migrate data to a private cloud

Oct 29, 2014 Davey Winder

Ditch the assumptions over security in private cloud, they may leave data open to compromise

How to secure the bare metal cloud

Oct 28, 2014 Davey Winder

It may not have a hypervisor, but does it make for a more secure cloud?

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

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