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Alert Logic, a provider of Security-as-a-Service for the cloud, has announced that Alert Logic Threat Manager for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is among the first security solutions available directly through Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. Participation in AWS Marketplace ...
Regulation of consumer and corporate data is increasing in response to the growing movement into cloud service offerings. Coupled with high-profile intrusions by groups such as Anonymous and Lulzsec, the necessity for a standard way to assess the security of cloud service providers bec...
As many IT organizations continue to expand to the cloud outside of the Software as a Service space, they are faced with a significant security challenge – how do you meet your security requirements in the cloud provider's environment with its increased complexity and functionality tha...
Dome9 Security on Thursday announced that its cloud security firewall management service protects cloud servers from today’s serious cloud server security threats, including the recently publicized Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) vulnerability. Dome9’s cloud security service th...
Dome9 Security on Wednesday announced Dome9 Lite Cloud – a new free cloud security service that provides centralized firewall management for an unlimited number of servers and clouds in virtual private, cloud, collocated, and hosted environments. Starting today, the service is availabl...
With the New Year having rolled in, you’ve probably had your fill of “This is the year of (pick your technology, fill in the blank)” predictions. After all, for how many years now have we heard, “This is the year for cloud computing?” While there’s no doubt that the wave of cloud comp...
Alert Logic, a provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, on Monday released its first State of Cloud Security Report, a semi-annual quantitative analysis comparing real world security incidents observed in hosted and cloud environments with those observed in traditiona...
Led by cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) pioneer Eric Maass, Lighthouse Security Group on Wednesday announced expanded operations to support the launch of the next generation of its Lighthouse Gateway platform. According to Maass, CTO, Lighthouse Security Group, “Light...
Is cloud a positive or negative when it comes to cyber security? And what of hybrid models that combine public and private cloud activities, how is security impacted in those cases? For some, any move to the cloud -- at least the public cloud -- means a higher risk for security. For ...
Yubico has announced a partnership with CloudPassage designed to deliver strong, secure authentication and protection of administrative network access in the cloud. Rand Wacker, vice president of product management for CloudPassage, noted that “security is a paramount concern for comp...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of c...
The ever-present raven of Cloud Computing called “security” cannot be ignored. In this Lunchtime Power Panel at the 9th International Cloud Expo, five prominent members of the Cloud Network of Women (CloudNOW) – Jocelyn DeGance Graham, Founder and President of Cloud Network Of Women (C...
Now that SSL has been compromised, fake certificates abound, and very sophisticated attacks are targeting private and public sector alike, enterprise adoption of cloud computing is coming under more scrutiny than ever. Nobody wants to be the next high-profile name in the news. In his...
Security is moving to Trust Management and the Cloud is going to make it happen. In a connected world security is morphing quickly and we are no longer focused on disconnected servers, objects and things. In his general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Scott Chasin, CTO M...
“We are a purpose-built security network. We’ve created a secure public cloud that makes private cloud completely obsolete,” states Mike Shaughnessy, Director of Sales at FireHost, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 9th International Clou...
Cloud computing provides organizations with an alternative way of obtaining IT services and offers many benefits including increased flexibility and cost reduction. However, many organizations are reluctant to adopt the cloud because of concerns over information security and a loss of ...
Cloud computing has revolutionized the way organizations around the world use technology. Despite the fact that many refer to 2011 as the Year of the Data Breach, and cloud computing has earned a reputation of being inherently insecure, that stigma is simply just not true. Most cloud p...
There should be an increased confidence for cloud consumers to utilize various SaaS offerings and BpaaS offerings in the cloud. However, there are a few customers who are also interested in utilizing the COMPUTE (i.e., processing) power that is massively scalable on cloud while keepin...
In Part 1 we discussed risk, security and cloud computing at a high level. Having been a part of design teams as a contributor as well as project manager to include security and assessment team management over the last few years, I still find the same security concerns and issues direc...
These days when we hear the term "cloud computing" there is an understanding that we are speaking about a flexible, cost-effective, and proven delivery platform that is being utilized or will be utilized to provide IT services over the Internet. As end users or researchers of all thing...
The ever-present raven of Cloud Computing called “security” cannot be ignored. This Lunchtime Power Panel at the 9th International Cloud Expo, featuring five prominent members of the Cloud Network of Women (CloudNOW), will explore the security trope from a best practices perspective. ...
CloudPassage on Monday announced GhostPorts, a feature of Halo Professional. GhostPorts uses dynamic, time-based host firewall rules with single or two-factor authentication to provide very tight access control to network services. “Securing remote access to sensitive functions like a...
In recent years, enterprises and government organizations have started shifting their IT infrastructures to a cloud computing and software-as-a-service model in an effort to lower costs and drive operational efficiencies. With the shift toward less IT infrastructure management, cloud s...
Enterprises are adopting federated SSO to SaaS apps such as Google Apps and Salesforce to reduce helpdesk costs associated with password resets. But there’s another good reason to centralize authentication in the enterprise: it lets you perform two factor strong authentication to enabl...
Security is moving to Trust Management and the cloud is going to make it happen. In a connected world security is morphing quickly and we are no longer focused on disconnected servers, objects and things. In his general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Scott Chasin, CTO M...
Many IT organizations assume that security risks increase with a shift to cloud computing. The reality, however, is not so clear-cut. In fact, many of these same organizations will be surprised to learn that adopting cloud operating models with appropriate governance and security contr...
In his session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Terry Woloszyn, Founder and CTO of PerspecSys Inc., will be discussing the top three areas of concern for enterprise cloud adoption. He will be reviewing the current threats and opportunities of the cloud, and strategies to making the...
Learn from IT leaders who are part of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), an organization of >300 IT end users driving next-gen cloud requirements about the key usage models that the ODCA has defined to advance cloud computing. In their session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, A...
London start-up Six Degrees Group kicked off Monday with nearly $94 million in its pocket, a staff of close to 100 people, claims of over 1,200 business customers and designs on some of Amazon and Apple’s business. The 60 million quid comes from private equity firm Penta Capital, whi...
Security remains the number one obstacle to adoption of cloud computing for businesses and federal agencies. Regardless of the deployment model selected--private, public, community, or hybrid—conquering security concerns is required for cloud computing to achieve its full potential as...
The public Internet has long been a playground for hackers and deviants looking to steal, defraud, or deny access at every opportunity. While the benefits of Cloud Computing are becoming increasingly more difficult to challenge even by the greatest of skeptics, more and more the conver...
ServiceMesh, provider of the enterprise cloud platform for Global 2000 companies, on Tuesday announced that ServiceMesh’s Agility Platform has been integrated with Juniper Networks vGW Virtual Gateway to deliver policy-driven security for cloud-based applications and data. Cloud secu...
Now that SSL has been compromised, fake certificates abound, and very sophisticated attacks are targeting private and public sectors alike, enterprise adoption of cloud computing is coming under more scrutiny than ever. Nobody wants to be the next high-profile name in the news. In hi...
Outsourcing critical business functions into the Cloud can result in challenges of maintaining assurance and control over legal and regulatory obligations for data management and protection. In their session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Tim Mather, Advisory Director at KPMG, ...
CloudPassage on Tuesday released a new version of the award-winning CloudPassage Halo platform. It features firewall APIs to connect with existing management infrastructure and provisioning systems. CloudPassage Halo is designed to deliver host-based network security, vulnerability m...
Cloud start-up Dome9 Security says it’s got the first multi-platform firewall management system in the industry. It automates and centralizes the complex, manually hard-to-handle firewalls embedded in all server operating systems using dynamic policy controls, turning those firewalls...
As 'the cloud' becomes the mainstream platform for IT innovation, platform architects will combine smart devices, global networks, and application models inspired by Twitter and Facebook to let people do what they do best: recognize what’s not normal, and either address the problem or ...
Video surveillance has become part of our everyday lives; its uses range from basic video surveillance to advanced business intelligence analytics, and everything in between. The technology, however, has remained relatively stagnant in recent years. There have been recent changes with ...
Is the US Patriot Act causing you to hesitate on leveraging the cloud in your enterprise? Do you want to leverage the power of cloud computing but unsure what the security and privacy implications are for sensitive corporate data? Corporations are thinking long and hard about the lega...
Gazzang on Wednesday announced that FireHost will sell Gazzang ezNcrypt. A member of the Cloud Security Alliance, FireHost recently announced a PCI 2.0 compliant public cloud. Now, customers who host database servers in FireHost’s compliance-ready hosting solution will have access to G...