Cloud Security

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IBM tackles shadow IT with a new cloud security tool

Hosted on IBM Cloud, Cloud Security Enforcer can scan a corporate network, find the apps employees are using, and provide a more secure way to access them

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Microsoft to strengthen cloud security with acquisition of Adallom

The growing popularity of cloud services is putting pressure on vendors to improve management tools

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Managing data in a mobile and cloud world

A simple strategy for standardizing metadata can improve decision-making, data governance and data security. (Insider; registration required)


Google Compute Engine now supports bring-your-own-key encryption

Other big cloud providers already offer BYOK, but Google claims its option, available at no additional cost,is more comprehensive


Amazon's s2n encryption library aims to be small, light, and auditable

New open source encryption library is meant to be easy to implement as well as easy to audit for security issues

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Review: The best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices

10 local and cloud-based contenders make passwords stronger and online life easier for Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone users

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Cloud fears fizzle, mission-critical deployments sizzle

As concerns fade, the need for agility drives IT to move mission-critical apps to the cloud

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Identity management in the cloud goes beyond security

Here are the best practices to adopt for IAM as you move to the cloud

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Delphix secures sensitive data in the cloud by virtualizing it

New approaches to data virtualization and masking are aiding the movement of enterprise datasets to the cloud while keeping them secure and versatile

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The Venom vulnerability: Little details bite back

Bad attacks rarely come through the front door -- instead, the old cracks let in the problems

Google: Cloud on verge of major transformation

Pace of innovation in the cloud is speeding, and Google senior VP says you will not even recognize today’s cloud in five years

IT's cloud security concerns do not correlate to actual failures

Yet another research report highlights IT fears, but don't confuse security concerns with security failures

Google gives Apps admins more control over their files and docs

One of the new features allows IT pros to disable the ability to print, donwload, and copy certain files

Box snaps up Subspace for heightened BYOD security

New containerized browser technology will tighten enterprise controls

For cloud security, it's not the hackers you should fear

Businesses have a lot of control over cloud-stored data, but many don't know how to use it

Google Cloud offers security scanning for customer apps

The Google Cloud Security Scanner can ferret out XSS and mixed-content vulnerabilities

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Global privacy standards mean nothing until governments step up

Governments have secret, often contradictory policies on what private information they can access, so no independent standard can deliver what it says

Amazon offers troubleshooting tool to Web services users

For a couple of dollars per month, Amazon adds better tracking of configuration changes

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