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Cloud Security

Automation is the ultimate cloud security tip

August 30, 2022

Via: InfoWorld

I’ve written about cloud security many times, including this post from 2021. The report I referenced found that misconfigured cloud servers caused 19% of data breaches. Corroborative data is available from public cloud providers that fight this daily. Microsoft analyzed […]


Cloud Security

Most cloud security problems breathe

May 28, 2021

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

A study by Ponemon and IBM indicates that misconfigured cloud servers cause 19% of data breaches. This is an expensive problem with an average cost of half a million dollars per breach. This figure does not consider the potential PR […]


Global Cloud

Why Red Team Testing Rules the Cloud

January 7, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

Red team testing is a key way to help prevent data breaches today. Most cyber defense focuses on spotting openings and fixing general risks in your environment. Red teaming not only reduces risks, but also prevents possible breaches. Methods, such […]


Global Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Service Models

The Connection Between Cloud Service Providers and Cyber Resilience

May 21, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Organizations in both the private and public sectors have increasingly turned to cloud service providers (CSPs) to support their technical infrastructure, primarily to reduce IT costs and increase the efficiency of computing resources. In many cases, CSPs can also offer […]


Deployment Models, Hybrid Cloud

Take a Data-Centric Approach to Zero Trust to Protect Your Most Critical Assets

April 13, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

For many of us, children are our most critical assets. In order to protect what is important to us, we work hard to know where they are and what they are doing at all times — particularly during those pesky […]


Deployment Models, Hybrid Cloud

Effective Data Security Begins With a Strong Tech Foundation

March 31, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Data is the engine of the modern economy. Whether it consists of customer data, intellectual property, market insights or financial information, these types of sensitive data enable the most successful businesses to thrive. It’s no surprise, then, that securing that […]


Global Cloud

Click Here to Kill Everybody, book review: Meeting the IoT security challenge

November 2, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Sometimes the human race just isn’t that smart. The Internet of Things is a case in point: today’s internet is a mess of security vulnerabilities and coding errors. As the size of data breaches and cost of cyber attacks escalates […]


Global Cloud

Why aren’t data breaches a thing of the past?

September 17, 2018

Via: CompareTheCloud

The tech industry and the billions of people who populate their platforms are undergoing a reckoning that’s causing many to question the very efficacy of the digital age. This shifting sentiment is a spectacular change for an industry that enjoyed […]


Global Cloud

Cloud security | Data protection is essential

August 22, 2018

Via: CompareTheCloud

Adding to the complexity is the growth of cloud technology and ensuring that the appropriate cloud security is in place without compromising user experience. With cloud IP traffic set to rise threefold in the next five years, it is vital […]


Global Cloud

How WAF-as-a-Service Addresses Critical Customer Vulnerabilities

August 20, 2018

Via: Talkin' Cloud

For MSPs that want to extend their security footprint within their client base, providing web application firewall (WAF) services offers a way to increase revenues while reducing data breaches for customers. Just how big is the web application security problem? […]


Global Cloud

Privacy by design in the era of GDPR

August 1, 2018

Via: Thoughts on Cloud

“Privacy by design” is a way to make complying with GDPR regulations simpler. Instead of having to try to protect multiple aspects of security in every system, you can ensure security is applied much more widely, so that individual areas […]