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.

IBM launched secure blockchain services on its cloud

News
29 Apr, 2016
Rene Millman

Big Blue gets crypto with financial transactions in the cloud

Microsoft: global regulation needed in data privacy battle

News
15 Apr, 2016
Aaron Lee

Cloud experts also cast doubt over WhatsApp’s lauded ‘end-to-end encryption’

Microsoft throws support behind Privacy Shield

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11 Apr, 2016
Rene Millman

Redmond believes the proposed EU-US data transfer deal will work

Security researchers discover way of hacking Gmail and Facebook 500 times faster

News
4 Apr, 2016
Rene Millman

Three-year-old BREACH framework upgraded and sped up using Rupture framework

Security experts uncover malware suspected of hijacking 77K Steam accounts per month

News
15 Mar, 2016
Adam Shepherd

Account-stealing malware sells for as little as £20 on the black market, researchers find

Nearly half of organisations ignore encryption in cloud data transfers

News
29 Feb, 2016
Rene Millman

Report finds that organisations keep encryption a low priority despite storing sensitive data in cloud

US gov paid Carnegie Mellon to hack Tor

News
25 Feb, 2016
Adam Shepherd

Court documents reveal de-anonymising research was funded by the Dept of Defence

Gov offers HR workers free cyber security training

News
8 Feb, 2016
Aaron Lee

E-learning course wants to help HR staff protect employee data

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

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1 Dec, 2015
Rene Millman

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