Securing Your Dynamic Cloud Strategy

Historically, the transition from older technology to new technology is pretty straightforward. While a handful of folks using an Underwood manual typewriter may have been reluctant to give them up, the majority of users were eager to switch to an electric model. Today, people line up around the block to turn in their barely broken-in smartphone for the latest model. Last year, IDG estimated that 96 percent of organizations had adopted the cloud...

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What We Can Learn from the Capital One Hack

KrebsOnSecurity brings us an overview on what we can learn from the Capital One hack and information about the ongoing investigation. On Monday, a former Amazon employee was arrested and charged with stealing more than 100 million consumer applications for credit from Capital One. Since then, many have speculated the breach was perhaps the result of a previously unknown “zero-day” flaw, or an “insider” attack in which the accused took advantage of access surreptitiously...

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Rethinking Security in Cloud Networking

Every CXO worries about security because the perimeter is changing; in fact, there are no walls for protection. The lines between cloud, workloads, applications, enterprise networks and hosts are blurring and the challenges are getting exponentially greater. The true security architect must rapidly address the reality of a more holistic network-wide security strategy. It must be one that goes beyond the cyber threat of the day to address the risk,...

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Can We Take It With Us to the #Cloud?

As more organizations move to the cloud, security professionals are coming to a number of hard realizations, and quickly. First, saying “no” to the cloud is NOT happening. What IS happening is moving to the cloud, so get over it. Second, cloud providers are secretive, scheming Illuminati types that hide things from us. OK, I made up that second one, but it sometimes feels this way based on the paucity of...

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How to Sell Cloud Security Solutions to SMBs

It’s easy to think of cybersecurity threats as something that mainly targets the nation’s largest and most profitable enterprises. In the news, we see stories of the data breaches of massive healthcare and insurance networks, of retailers with thousands of nationwide outlets, and of government offices compromised with complex, sustained attacks, sometimes presumably undertaken by state-sponsored actors. It’s enough to make you think that the little guy, the scrappy, independent small...

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Easing Your Enterprise into the Cloud

With so much negative publicity focused around “the cloud”, it’s no wonder that companies are cautious to make the switch. But we all know that there is a certain level of push-back when it comes to changes, especially ones that command a whirlwind force such as the cloud. Some have latched onto it with bright eyes while others struggle to make that proverbial leap. Sometimes you’ve got to look at the...

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