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.

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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

Centrify becomes corporate member of Cloud Security Alliance

News 14 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

Centrify will use its position to share best practices in using identity for security management

LogMeIn acquires LastPass

News 12 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

The purchase is part of LogMeIn's plans to create a unified login system

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