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.


  1. Symantec takes lead in securing IoT devices

    Aug 26, 2015 Clare Hopping

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

  2. Dropbox adds Universal 2nd Factor security keys

    Aug 14, 2015 Clare Hopping

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

  3. Man in the Cloud attack threatens cloud services

    Aug 10, 2015 Clare Hopping

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

  4. ARM buys IoT security specialist Sansa

    Aug 3, 2015 Clare Hopping

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

  5. Microsoft brings Azure Rights Management to Office for iPad and iPhone

    Jul 23, 2015 Jane McCallion

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


  1. How sniffing your cloud can strengthen your security

    Apr 29, 2015 Davey Winder

    Davey Winder explains why you may need help sniffing out employee use of bring-your-own-cloud services at your business

  2. How can ISO 27017 and 27018 help secure the cloud?

    Apr 21, 2015 Davey Winder

    Standards are crucial to both secure the cloud and give businesses the confidence they need to make the move...

  3. How the cloud is driving down the cost of security

    Apr 20, 2015 Davey Winder

    Cloud is having a positive, rather than negative effect on security, argues Davey Winder

  4. Five questions to ask your cloud security solutions partner

    Apr 7, 2015 Davey Winder

    What should you be asking your cloud security solutions partner? Davey Winder has some answers to that very question...

  5. Don't click on this link: How to avoid the cloud credential scammers

    Mar 27, 2015 Davey Winder

    Davey Winder gives some advice to help you avoid getting caught out by cloud credential cons

Case Studies

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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