Domestic-Only Cloud Services Address Cloud Computing Risks

Can Domestic-Only Cloud Services Address Cloud Computing Risks?

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The cloud technology landscape has grown more complicated and more fraught with FUD in recent months. This is being driven by the ever-changing landscape of data residency and data privacy laws, and the growing mountain of revelations of government agencies demanding cloud service providers (CSPs) to hand over private consumer and enterprise data. For markets outside the United States, fears …


What Enterprises Should Learn from the “Heartbleed” OpenSSL Flaw

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Businesses must bring focus to encrypting sensitive data for defense in depth, and not rely solely on securing networks and systems, which have endless vulnerabilities. Here is yet another critical vulnerability du jour: the Heartbleed bug, announced in an OpenSSL Security Advisory earlier this week. This one’s a big one—”catastrophic,” in the words of security expert Bruce Schneier – “massive”, …

Two Reasons Poor Cloud Data Protection is a Bigger Threat than Cyber Spies

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Hackers! They’re out there, and they can do very bad things to a company and its data, as recent headline-making breaches like Target’s show. And the NSA and other government agencies are, as we know, out there too. In the current climate, it can seem that enterprises’ cloud data protection strategies must focus on defense against external forces. That’s not …

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Australian Privacy Deadline Looms…Are Businesses Ready?

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For Australian companies and the overseas businesses that deal with them, March 12 is an important deadline. That’s the day when Australia’s 13 new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) replace the country’s Information Privacy Principles and National Privacy Principles. The change comes with greater authority on behalf of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner to investigate compliance violations and levy …

Top 3 Challenges of HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud

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After attending HIMSS 2014…Some observations The economics of cloud adoption are almost a no-brainer, but the logistics of HIPAA compliance in the cloud, unfortunately, are not. There are several key challenges to HIPAA compliance in the cloud. Let’s examine three of them and how to address these challenges. 1. Loss of visibility Back in the pre-cloud days, enterprises had a …

Sochi Teaches Us to Be Prepared for Cyber Attacks

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Last week, an NBC News report painted a dire portrait of cybersecurity at the Sochi Winter Olympics. If visitors so much as “fire up their phones at baggage claim” or connect to Russian Internet, they will be hacked, the report warned. It has been called out for its sensationalism—the “hacking” NBC described had nothing to do with the Russian Internet …

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Microsoft Looks to Encryption for Cloud Data Protection

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Microsoft: Government Snooping Constitutes an Advanced Persistent Threat Strong words for the government came out of Microsoft this week, with Brad Smith, the company’s general counsel and EVP of Legal  & Corporate Affairs using the official Microsoft blog to call out government snooping as an “advanced persistent threat” comparable to “sophisticated malware and cyber attacks.” Smith expressed alarm at continuing …