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.

Box launches KeySafe customer-managed encryption

News
5 Feb, 2016
Clare Hopping

The introduction eliminates the need for companies to use a dedicated hardware storage module (HSM)

Best VPN services for 2016

Best
3 Feb, 2016
Rene Millman

The need for online privacy has never been more important. We focus on what’s on offer

Mozilla patches 12 Firefox flaws

News
28 Jan, 2016
Aaron Lee

Browser version 44 fixes three critical vulnerabilities

Unisys announces Stealth tech for AWS cloud

News
20 Jan, 2016
Clare Hopping

Stealth offers enhanced security, simplified management and lower costs for Unisys customers

VMware issues slew of security patches to fix major flaw

News
8 Jan, 2016
Jane McCallion

Serious vulnerability found in Workstation, Player, Fusion and ESXi

Hello Kitty fixes website security flaw

News
24 Dec, 2015
Rene Millman

The company said the loophole has been closed and data is now safe

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How to secure Dropbox

Tutorials
22 Dec, 2015
Clare Hopping

Keep your Dropbox account even more secure with these security tips

Apple mauls UK government over online surveillance

News
22 Dec, 2015
Rene Millman

Cupertino urges changes to “Snooper’s Charter”

BSI details cloud data certification scheme

News
18 Dec, 2015
Clare Hopping

The training and certification initiative will protect personal data stored in the cloud

CTERA launches CloudOps server data protection

News
10 Dec, 2015
Clare Hopping

CTERA Cloud Server Data Protection offers better protection for CloudOps teams using virtualised environments

Make cloud services "cyber attack-proof", commands EU

News
8 Dec, 2015
Jane McCallion

Providers such as Google, Dropbox, Microsoft and Apple will all be affected

Security concerns driving SMEs to the cloud

News
1 Dec, 2015
Rene Millman

Managing security in-house is a pain for small businesses, according to infosec figure

How will the cloud shape your business in the future?

Sponsored
23 Nov, 2015
Rene Millman

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RAC chooses Getronics as cloud-based IT provider

Case Studies
23 Nov, 2015
Clare Hopping

Getronics will provide the motoring services provider with IaaS and DRaaS solutions on Microsoft's Azure services

Carnegie Mellon denies receiving FBI payment for Tor hack

News
19 Nov, 2015
Adam Shepherd

University hints that plans for de-anonymising Tor attack were subpoena'd by the agency

Cloud security: A quick guide

Advice
18 Nov, 2015
Fleur Doidge Clare Hopping

Security concerns remain a hurdle to cloud adoption so the channel must take a more sophisticated approach

Workday gains ISO 27018 certification

News
16 Nov, 2015
Clare Hopping

The company is only the fourth cloud organisation to gain the privacy accreditation

Blue Coat acquires Elastica

News
10 Nov, 2015
Clare Hopping

The purchase will enable Blue Coat to ofer a global security platform across cloud, on premise and hybrid cloud

SentryBay launches Armored Client for Citrix

News
6 Nov, 2015
Clare Hopping

The wrapper offers endpoint and browser security for connections to XenDesktop and XenApp

Schools can continue to use cloud services despite warning

News
28 Oct, 2015
Clare Hopping

The UK's data watchdog said services such as Dropbox are safe to use, even though Safe Harbour is under scrutiny