Cloud Security - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21608 en Researchers disclose vulnerabilities in Oracle Java Cloud Service http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/researchers-disclose-vulnerabilities-in-oracle-java-cloud-service-239663?source=rss_cloud_security <p>Security researchers released <a href="http://www.security-explorations.com/en/SE-2013-01-details.html" target="_blank">technical details and proof-of-concept code for 30 security issues</a> affecting Oracle's Java Cloud Service, some of which could allow attackers to compromise business-critical Java applications deployed on it.</p> Cloud Computing Security Oracle Cloud Security PaaS SaaS Intrusion Detection Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:24:49 +0000 admin 239663 at http://www.infoworld.com The NSA's spying has in fact hurt U.S. cloud providers http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/the-nsas-spying-has-in-fact-hurt-us-cloud-providers-239168?source=rss_cloud_security <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/04OPsecadvise_hp_1.jpg" alt="The NSA's spying has in fact hurt U.S.</div> Cloud Computing Security The Industry Standard Edward Snowden Cloud Security Data Security Hacking Government Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 239168 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: 4 VM security tools go under the microscope http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/review-4-vm-security-tools-go-under-the-microscope-238212?source=rss_cloud_security <p>Trying to protect your expanding VM (virtual machine) empire will require a security product that can enforce policies, prevent VMs from being terminated or infected, and deliver the virtual equivalents of firewalls, IPS, and anti-virus solutions.</p> Cloud Computing Security Virtualization Cloud Security Security Virtualization IDG Insider Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Pete Babb 238212 at http://www.infoworld.com In the PR war over security, the cloud is losing http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/in-the-pr-war-over-security-the-cloud-losing-237467?source=rss_cloud_security <p>As <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246632/Cloud_security_concerns_are_overblown_experts_say" target="_blank">Computerworld reported</a>, a panel at the RSA Security Conference last week agreed that, if cloud providers are vetted properly, most enterprise workloads and data are safe with those providers. This flies in the face of the common wisdom that cloud computing is inherently less secure and, thus, not a good fit when security and privacy are priorities.</p> Cloud Computing Security Cloud Security Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 237467 at http://www.infoworld.com Cloud service providers fight back, challenge NSA http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/cloud-service-providers-fight-back-challenge-nsa-237220?source=rss_cloud_security <p>For U.S. cloud computing companies that have <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/736941/U.S._Cloud_Firms_Suffer_From_NSA_PRISM_Program_" target="_blank">long been fighting</a> to defend the privacy protections involving data stored in their servers or passing over their networks, the ongoing revelations about the extent of the NSA's surveillance activities could carry a huge price tag.</p> Cloud Computing Security Cloud Security Internet Privacy Government Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:12:05 +0000 admin 237220 at http://www.infoworld.com Sneak peek: The big security questions surrounding RSA Conference http://www.infoworld.com/t/security/sneak-peek-the-big-security-questions-surrounding-rsa-conference-236762?source=rss_cloud_security <p>In anticipation of next week's RSA show, IDG News Service's Keith Shaw chatted with Kevin Conklin of Prelert and Elad Yoran of Vaultive about the security trends they expect for 2014. The discussion was captured in the video below.</p> Cloud Computing Cloud Security Encryption Intrusion Detection Security Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:23:00 +0000 InfoTube 236762 at http://www.infoworld.com It's your data, dummy: Make every day Data Privacy Day http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/its-your-data-dummy-make-every-day-data-privacy-day-235113?source=rss_cloud_security <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/data_world.jpg" alt="It's your data, dummy: Make every day Data Privacy Day" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Security Cringely Cloud Security Data Security Hacking Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 235113 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft: Let customers decide country where cloud data is stored http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/microsoft-let-customers-decide-country-where-cloud-data-stored-234935?source=rss_cloud_security <p>Microsoft will let its foreign cloud customers decide what country their data is stored in as a way to avoid local laws that might compromise their data privacy, the company's top lawyer says.</p><p>Customers should have the choice of Microsoft data centers when they buy cloud services, says Brad Smith, the company's general counsel in an <a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e14ddf70-8390-11e3-aa65-00144feab7de.html#axzz2rEesmJDz" target="_blank">interview with the Financial Times</a>.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Security Microsoft Cloud Security Cloud Storage Internet Privacy Data Center Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:32:40 +0000 ccraig 234935 at http://www.infoworld.com Cloud computing 2014: Moving to a zero-trust security model http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/cloud-computing-2014-moving-zero-trust-security-model-233274?source=rss_cloud_security <p>The leaking of classified documents detailing the data collection activities of the U.S. National Security Agency earlier this year reignited some long-standing concerns about the vulnerability of enterprise data stored in the cloud. But instead of scaring businesses away from using hosted services, as some experts predicted, the leaks about the NSA spy programs are driving some long overdue changes in enterprise and service provider security and privacy policies.</p> Cloud Computing Security Edward Snowden Cloud Security Data Security Internet Privacy Government Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:31:42 +0000 admin 233274 at http://www.infoworld.com 10 likely nightmares for 2014 http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/10-likely-nightmares-2014-233034?source=rss_cloud_security <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/zombie_hand_2014.jpg" alt="10 likely nightmares for 2014" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Ivan Bliznetsov</p></em></div> Application Development Cloud Security Application Development Federal Regulations Intellectual Property NoSQL Hacking Open Source Software Computer Hardware Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Andrew Oliver 233034 at http://www.infoworld.com Kudos to Microsoft for its takedown of NSA snooping http://www.infoworld.com/t/government/kudos-microsoft-its-takedown-of-nsa-snooping-232315?source=rss_cloud_security <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/privacy_hp.jpg" alt="Kudos to Microsoft for its takedown of NSA snooping" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The U.S. government spends around $70 billion per year on IT, making it the largest IT customer in the world. I don't know how much of that expenditure Microsoft takes in, but it's surely a fair-sized chunk. Cloud Computing Security The Industry Standard Edward Snowden Cloud Security Encryption Government Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 232315 at http://www.infoworld.com Why IT execs stick with cloud computing despite NSA snooping scandal http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/why-it-execs-stick-cloud-computing-despite-nsa-snooping-scandal-232208?source=rss_cloud_security <p>Explosive revelations in the past six months about the U.S. government's massive cyber-spying activities have spooked individuals, rankled politicians and enraged privacy watchdogs, but top IT executives aren't panicking -- yet.</p> <p>So far, they are monitoring the issue, getting informed and taking steps to mitigate their risk in various ways. But the alarming reports haven't prompted them to roll back their decisions to host applications and data in the cloud.</p> Cloud Computing Security Edward Snowden Cloud Security IT Management Internet Privacy Security Management Government Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:59:12 +0000 admin 232208 at http://www.infoworld.com Study: Companies not as secure as they think http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/study-companies-not-secure-they-think-231652?source=rss_cloud_security <p>CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the IT industry, has a warning for companies: You are likely less prepared then you think for defending against security threats.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.csoonline.com/article/742878/senior-executives-blamed-for-a-majority-of-undisclosed-security-incidents">Senior executives blamed for a majority of undisclosed security incidents</a>]</p> Security Cloud Security Hacking Malware Security Management Vulnerability Assessment Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:44:12 +0000 admin 231652 at http://www.infoworld.com Startup Adallom takes on SaaS security challenges http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/startup-adallom-takes-saas-security-challenges-231029?source=rss_cloud_security <p>A new company has emerged from stealth mode with a cloud-based offering intended to help organizations better monitor, audit, and control the use of software as a service (<a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/saas">SaaS</a>) by employees. Adallom has spent the last 18 months beta-testing its software with a number of private clients, and this month the company is officially launching and making its product available to the public.</p> Cloud Computing Security Virtualization Cloud Security SaaS Startups Security Tools Virtualization Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:03:47 +0000 David Marshall 231029 at http://www.infoworld.com Startup takes on SaaS security with monitoring/auditing service http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/startup-takes-saas-security-monitoringauditing-service-230648?source=rss_cloud_security <p>Startup Adallom today introduced a cloud-based offering intended to help enterprises better monitor, audit, and control use of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications by employees.</p> Cloud Computing Security Cloud Security SaaS Startups Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:26:46 +0000 admin 230648 at http://www.infoworld.com Arbor Networks introduces cloud-based anti-DDoS service http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/arbor-networks-introduces-cloud-based-anti-ddos-service-230649?source=rss_cloud_security <p>Arbor Networks today introduced its first cloud-based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation service to protect enterprises against large-scale attacks intended to swallow up available bandwidth or knock application servers offline.</p> Cloud Computing Security Cloud Security Web Services Network Security Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:57:23 +0000 admin 230649 at http://www.infoworld.com Cloud-based security as a service set to take off http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/cloud-based-security-service-set-take-229997?source=rss_cloud_security <p>Gartner is predicting the cloud-based security services market, which includes secure email or Web gateways, identity and access management (IAM), remote vulnerability assessment, security information and event management to hit $4.13 billion by 2017.</p> Cloud Computing Cloud Security Managed Services Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:25:42 +0000 admin 229997 at http://www.infoworld.com Open source app dev platform aims to ensure privacy in the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/open-source-app-dev-platform-aims-ensure-privacy-in-the-cloud-228958?source=rss_cloud_security <p>Thanks to the revelations of Edward Snowden about the activities of the U.S. <a href="http://www.cio.com/slideshow/detail/106184" target="_blank">National Security Agency</a> and the U.K. <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/03/edward-snowden-files-john-lanchester" target="_blank">Government Communications Headquarters</a>, data privacy makes life a lot more complicated for anyone who wants to develop cloud-based applications. If users can't be confident that the privacy of their data is assured, then they're likely to think twice before ever using your applications.</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Security Cloud Security PaaS Web Development Internet Privacy Open Source Software Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:43:35 +0000 admin 228958 at http://www.infoworld.com GNU's novel proposal: A cloud that puts privacy first http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/gnus-novel-proposal-cloud-puts-privacy-first-228599?source=rss_cloud_security <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Cloud_Security_hp.jpg" alt="GNU's novel proposal: A cloud that puts privacy first" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>At Open World Forum in Paris last week, I had the opportunity to spend time with John Sullivan, executive director of the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Cloud Computing Open Source Software Cloud Security Internet Privacy Open Source Software Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 228599 at http://www.infoworld.com 3 essential techniques to protect your online privacy http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/3-essential-techniques-protect-your-online-privacy-228469?source=rss_cloud_security <p>The Web is a wild place, with more than the <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2048248/heres-how-to-best-secure-your-data-now-that-the-nsa-can-crack-almost-any-encryption.html" target="_blank">NSA</a> potentially out to get you. With the so-called <a href="http://www.techhive.com/article/2029336/isps-roll-out-six-strikes-program-this-week.html" target="_blank">six strikes antipiracy initiative</a> in full effect, you never know if Hollywood is monitoring your peer-to-peer activity. Then there are the malicious hackers trying to reset email, Facebook, and Twitter passwords.</p> Security Cloud Security Authentication Data Security Internet Privacy Password Security VPN Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:32:22 +0000 admin 228469 at http://www.infoworld.com