Category Archives: Security

Cloud Security: Keeping Those Keys Safe

Cloud security: Keeping those keys safe Jack Murgia, from Cloud Controllers, sent me an interesting query last week: “How does LabSlice ensure that the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Access Keys remain secure within the application?” This is a great question, as the AWS Access Keys are the keys to the house for any business using the…

Cloud Computing Adoption Can Generate EUR 763 Billion in Europe by 2015, Cloud Dividend Report

Cloud Computing Adoption Can Generate EUR 763 Billion in Europe by 2015, Cloud Dividend Report Cloud-based solutions and adoption of cloud computing could generate up to EUR 763 billion in economic benefit in the five largest European economies by 2015, part two of EMC Corporation’s 2011 Cloud Dividend report conducted by the Centre for Economics…

Multi-Tenant Provisioning System For Cloud Based Backup Services

Multi-tenant provisioning system for cloud based backup services The Problem Backup and storage vendors find many of their users backing up their systems to cloud using their proprietary backup software, but the issue was that each of those users had to register and provision systems on the cloud provider themselves. This was a huge risk…

What’s Happening At The RSA Conference?

Last week I wrote about the RSA Conference currently on in San Francisco and what it meant for cloud security (See: Can The RSA Conference Help Dispel Cloud Computing Security Fears? ). Today’s article is an update on what’s happening in “The City by the Bay.” For one, cloud computing is high on the agenda…

Information Security Professionals Need New Skills to Secure Cloud-based Technologies, Study Warns

Information Security Professionals Need New Skills to Secure Cloud-based Technologies, Study Warns More than 70 percent of information security professionals admit they need new skills to properly secure cloud-based technologies, a survey conducted by Frost & Sullivan and sponsored by (ISC)2  revealed. The 2011 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) is based on a…

AT&T Announces New Cloud Capabilities

AT&T Announces New Cloud Capabilities Communications giant AT&T is launching new cloud capabilities, new mobile applications for the cloud and increases third-party development and industry activity, the company said in a press release. The communications holding will continue its partnership with other leading companies in the cloud such as IBM and Vmware, the company added.…

Big 4 Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Big 4 Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Joins Cloud Security Alliance Cloud computing’s legitimacy as a mainstream business option just received a shot in the arm with Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four of auditing, joining the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a non-profit organization formed “to promote the use of best practices for…

Skytap Unveils Self-Service Hybrid Clouds to Accelerate Enterprise Adoption

Skytap Unveils Self-Service Hybrid Clouds to Accelerate Enterprise Adoption

New Features Improve Usability, Reduce IT Management Costs, and Enable Deployment of Hybrid Clouds in Under Ten Minutes SEATTLE, WA–(February 14, 2011) – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, is furthering its leadership in cloud automation with a set of usability and security features focused on self-service set-up and management of…

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