RANSOMWARE TRACKING MAPS

Recent problems experienced with Ransomware are evident from infections, which have occurred in 99 countries including China and Russia. The organization that was worst hit by the attack was the National Health Service in England. It was reported that there was a WannaCry programme that demanded...

Moving In To The Cloud? Choose Wisely

Moving In To The Cloud? Choose Wisely

Most organizations which have entered into cloud computing are seeking a competitive advantage. Sooner or later, cloud computing will graduate from a strategic imperative to an operational norm. Regardless of the rationale behind the migration, it is important for any organization to be well aware of the intricacies and elements of cloud computing before committing resources and expectations. Stakes are always high, and the nature of the choices we make has a major impact on the future.

The cloud computing transition has dawned upon most organizations, immediately following the internet transition. Regardless of the change, there is association of both transitions with cost reduction at the corporate and individual level. Large scale operations contribute to the economies of scale with regard to service provision. As a result, it is necessary for corporate to remain focused on cost reduction through application of cloud computing in its strategic outlay.

Security is still the most prominent concern for users of cloud computing. The novel technology elevates the security risks to a whole new echelon, posing numerous challenges even for the service providers. As a result, organizations have to employ a secure strategy when choosing cloud computing platforms and providers. Security is two-way traffic, making it necessary for organizations to take measures at the in-house level. Service providers with reliable security measures should be preferred over the rest, regardless of the attractiveness of their offer. Cost reduction should be the least worry when it comes to cost-reduction, since the costs of loss of data are immeasurable.

The nature of the market should also be considered. The wait-and-see approach to adoption of new technologies is bound to place your organization among the reactive category of organizations. Companies seeking to achieve pro-activity have to possess a ‘go-get’ attitude. Although new technologies change significantly and rapidly, it is important for an organization to remain keen on the trends in order to avoid lagging behind.

Market leaders are never afraid of adopting a leading stance with regard to efficient systems. Cloud computing is laced with similar characteristics which faced game-changing innovations such as the internet. As a result, caution should not come in the way of decision-making.

By Rick Watson

About CloudBuzz

Daily tech news snapshots and insights from around the world...

SYNDICATED NEWS SOURCES

(ISC)2 and Cloud Security Alliance Host Cloud Security Summit to Help Cybersecurity Pros Securely Harness Cloud Technologies

By CloudBuzz | September 22, 2017

(ISC)2 and Cloud Security Alliance Host Cloud Security Summit Research cites strengthening of cloud security skills top priority over next three years CLEARWATER, Fla. ,Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — (ISC)² today announced it’s partnering with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) for the CSA…

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing deal terms – Sources

By CloudBuzz | September 22, 2017

(Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint Corp (S.N), people familiar with the matter said, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest…

Hack of U.S. securities regulator rattles investors, stirs doubts

By CloudBuzz | September 21, 2017

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street’s top regulator faced questions on Thursday about its defenses against cyber criminals after admitting hackers breached its electronic database of corporate announcements and may have used it for insider trading. The incursion at the…

Leaking Cloud Databases and Servers Expose Over 1 Billion Records

By CloudBuzz | September 21, 2017

Servers Expose Over 1 Billion Records As The Wall Street Journal recently pointed out, some clients of cloud service providers such as Amazon and Microsoft are accidentally leaving their cloud databases exposed due to misconfigurations of their services. Coupled with recent headline-making…

Thales Joins the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

By CloudBuzz | September 21, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, is now a member of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance (ECA). Designed to foster innovation and promote awareness of partner solutions, the ECA membership…

Addressing the UK NCSC’s Cloud Security Principles

By CloudBuzz | September 20, 2017

As your organization adopts more cloud services, it’s essential to get a clear picture of how sensitive data will be protected. Many authorities, from government regulators, to industry standards bodies and consortia, have provided guidance on how to evaluate cloud…