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.

Rackspace widens security and compliance offering

News 30 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

The launch of its Managed Security and Compliance Assistance will advise companies on best practice

IBM boosts security of bring your own cloud apps

News 23 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

Cloud Security Enhancer combines cloud identity management and app discovery

Google Drive boosts security for its million paying customers

News 22 Sep, 2015 Nicole Kobie

Google updates eDiscovery, privacy and mobile management in Drive for businesses

Cloudera opens Centre for Security Excellence

News 22 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

The facility will provide businesses taking up Hadoop infrastructures with security and compliance advice

Gemalto makes security tools available on Azure

News 17 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

Microsoft Azure users can buy the encryption engine to protect data and applications

Microsoft beefs up Office 365 security credentials with Adallom acquisition

News 9 Sep, 2015 Jane McCallion

Identity management critical to "mobile-first, cloud-first" dream

Symantec takes lead in securing IoT devices

News 26 Aug, 2015 Clare Hopping

Company claims it's already securing more than one billion internet-connected gadgets

Dropbox adds Universal 2nd Factor security keys

News 14 Aug, 2015 Clare Hopping

The addition wil back up the service's two-factor authentication for extra security

Man in the Cloud attack threatens cloud services

News 10 Aug, 2015 Clare Hopping

The flaw affects public cloud services including Dropbox, OneDrive and Box

ARM buys IoT security specialist Sansa

News 3 Aug, 2015 Clare Hopping

The Israeli company specialises in both software and hardware-based security and its innovations will be added to ARM chips

Microsoft brings Azure Rights Management to Office for iPad and iPhone

News 23 Jul, 2015 Jane McCallion

Data protecion solution will roll out to Outlook apps on Android and iOS later in the year

Pulse Secure focuses on mobile security with new appliances

News 21 Jul, 2015 Clare Hopping

The framework will help organisations merge cloud services and datacentre applications

KeepItSafe launches Cloud2Cloud SaaS backup

News 7 Jul, 2015 Clare Hopping

The service supports software including Office 365, and Google Apps

Huddle: Data location is a huge customer concern

News 6 Jul, 2015 Joe Curtis

Alastair Mitchell talks data protection, collaboration and the death of email

European businesses use an average 897 cloud services

News 1 Jul, 2015 Clare Hopping

Firms download a new cloud service every day, but security is still a major concern

Dropbox users may get free storage if they adopt stronger security

News 30 Jun, 2015 Joe Curtis

Cloud storage firm will incentivise customers who 'don't know enough to care' about two-factor authentication

Companies 'can't determine risk of 58% of cloud data'

News 30 Jun, 2015 Clare Hopping

And only 25 per cent of companies have a process for dealing with cloud data

Why Kaspersky chief calls IoT 'Internet of Threats'

News 26 Jun, 2015 Clare Hopping

Any device connected to the internet provides a new entry point for hackers, Eugene Kaspersky warns encourages startups to boost AWS security

News 25 Jun, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company has announced a lower-priced starter pack for small businesses

Sophos boosts security portfolio with acquisition of Reflexion Networks

News 9 Jun, 2015 Clare Hopping

Reflexion's tools will be added to Sophos' cloud-based management console