The Reality Of Government Intrusion Risks For Cloud Businesses

The Reality of Government Intrusion Risks for Cloud Businesses The concerns around government intrusion in cloud stored data, especially to reveal user sensitive information are amongst the most discussed topics within the cloud community. Although the concerns are often exaggerated, there is some truth in these concerns and sooner or later a cloud service provider

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Addressing Cloud Security Through Encrypted Gateways

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Addressing Cloud Security through Encrypted Gateways There is absolutely no doubt left in Cloud’s increasing penetration into the enterprise. CIO’s often see the move to the cloud as control being taken away from their hands. A silent tussle between COO and CIO pursues and this naturally leads to resistance over what to choose and what

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(Smart) Phone Your Way To Success

(Smart) Phone Your Way To Success Today, I am going to talk about that one thing we use most in our lives – our smartphones. Recently, I came across an article that mentioned that of all the cell phones purchased in the US, 40% are smartphones. That got me thinking about these incredible devices’ increasing

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Virtualization Enables BYOD & Delivers IT

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Virtualization Enables BYOD & Delivers IT Services On-Demand to Any Device With BYOD finding its way into the enterprise, the demand to deliver IT services to a plethora of devices while ensuring information security and keeping a centralized security policy are some of the real challenges which organization can no more ignore. Virtualization is an

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Making Cloud Adoption In China A Reality (In Spite of Data Privacy and State “Secret” Laws)

Making Cloud Adoption in China a Reality (In Spite of Data Privacy and State “Secret” Laws) Cloud computing has become a hot growth area in China, driven by both large-scale government initiatives and private investment. However, as alluring as the cloud is in China, for foreign firms trying to do business there, the uncertain legal

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Survey Says: 3 Years More For Cloud Before It Covers The Whole Sky

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Survey Says: 3 Years More For Cloud Before It Covers The Whole Sky A recent survey conducted by ISACA on the 2012 Cloud Computing Market revealed good news for the IT people. You would be surprised to know that, despite its popularity, cloud computing is going through its infancy stage. The study shows that three

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Which Governance Framework Is Right For Cloud Computing?

Which Governance Framework Is Right For Cloud Computing? The Threat Cloud computing is revolutionizing how organizations use technology worldwide and for a good reason, it leverages on economies of scale more than any application of technology in recent history. And with the economic stability of the world swaying back and forth, organizations and businesses are

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The Impact Of Google’s ISO 27001 On Business

The Impact Of Google’s ISO 27001 On Business Google has recently acquired an ISO 27001 security certification. This certification is provided by an independent body to companies that pass various security requirements. For a company to obtain the ISO 27001 certification, it must agree to be examined by an internationally recognized, independent body for information

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Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 4

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Taking the bull by the horns—Secure Identity, Information, and Infrastructure Continued From Part 3 Public cloud computing requires a security model that reconciles scalability and multi-tenancy with the need for trust. As enterprises move their computing environments along with their identities, information and infrastructure to the cloud, they must be willing to give up some level

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How Important Is Ethical Hacking For Enterprise Security Architecture?

How Important Is Ethical Hacking For Enterprise Security Architecture? With the increasing need for information security, business organizations which plan to adopt new technologies like IT outsourcing, virtualization, and cloud computing must be able to identify and face each security threats and come up with security architectures, policies, and processes. They must consider taking advantage

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When Cloud Computing Failed: Harris Corporation Steps Away From the Cloud

When Cloud Computing Failed: Harris Corporation Steps Away From the Cloud Amidst all the news of cloud computing successes, the occasional cloud computing failure does draw attention. However, before we write off this incident as an aberration, it’s important to examine the context and reasons why a company that launched cloud computing services with much

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Creating Your Cloud Based Backup And Data Recovery Strategy

Creating your Cloud based Backup and Data Recovery strategy Data backups form an important part of an enterprise’s Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity planning (DR/BC). Traditionally the data was stored on tapes and physical media, at an off-site location, to mitigate the effect of the disaster. Saving the data on-site would have negated the benefit of having

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Fundamental Elements Of Cloud Computing Security

Fundamental Elements Of Cloud Computing Security Cloud security or cloud computing security evolved from information security and includes a wide set of controls, technologies, and policies used to protect the associated infrastructure, applications, and data of cloud computing. It is not related to the cloud-based security software services or commonly referred to as security-as-a-service. Security

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 10

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 10 Today, there are two startups in focus – Vaultive and Eccentex. Vaultive Cloud data encryption services provider Vaultive recently completed a $10-million funding round led by .406 Ventures, New Science Ventures and Harmony Partners. Headquartered in New York with its R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Vaultive

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