Cloud Security

What You Should Know About Cloud-Based Security In 2017



Article Written by Sally Perkins

We have all come to appreciate the benefits of using cloud technology - the reduced cost of storage, the easy transferability of data, the improved collaboration amongst team members. It has become the norm for companies and organizations to utilize cloud-based storage for projects amongst co-workers, and families are also using the cloud to keep track of all of their family files and photos.

But with all of the benefits, there is also the trickier side of cloud technology: security. Unfortunately, cloud security faces many challenges, including a lack of trust by its users and general misinformation and misuse. Due to data breaches, hijacked accounts, insider threats, and data loss from malicious attacks, cloud security is not always the most reliable.

If you are concerned about utilizing the cloud for online storage in 2017 and wish to know more about its technicalities, you should consider the facts about cloud security:

CareCloud Announces SSAE 16 SOC 1 Cloud Security Compliance

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CareCloud, the platform for high-performing medical groups, today announced that it has successfully completed its first Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 report. This voluntary attestation allows medical groups and their auditors to quickly verify that CareCloud has the proper internal controls and processes needed to ensure the highest quality and security of services provided.

"Our clients depend on us to deliver a quality, secure information technology infrastructure to support their financial, administrative, and care delivery processes," said Ken Comée, CEO of CareCloud. "With this independent audit, we're giving them the external validation they need for their financial statements while reinforcing the steps we take every day to protect the integrity and security of their data."

ShieldX Reinvents Cloud Security to Tackle Escalating Cybersecurity Threats

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After 15 months of intensive product development, ShieldX Networks, Inc. (ShieldX) today emerged from stealth with a new cloud security product, APEIRO. The company has quickly accumulated a solid list of accomplishments including recognition by Gartner as a 2017 "Cool Vendor" in Cloud Security, enterprise deployments, integration with popular cloud environments, strong technology partnerships and 18 patents filed. With APEIRO, enterprises can rapidly add cloud security on demand, protect assets, maintain compliance and stick to budget.

Many organizations want to leverage cloud infrastructures for agility, flexibility and cost-savings benefits. But while the technologies required to support cloud deployments have advanced quickly, security technologies for the cloud have lagged-forcing organizations to make undesirable tradeoffs between cost, performance and risk.

"At ShieldX, we completely reimagined and invented a new model for comprehensive, network-based security using the latest innovations in application and infrastructure technology," said Dr. Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja, CEO and Founder of ShieldX. "With APEIRO, cloud security is no longer a roadblock to business growth, cost management and innovation goals."

Arbor Cloud to Increase DDoS Attack Mitigation Capacity to 8Tbps

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Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT, announced today that they have more than doubled the capacity of Arbor Cloud from 2Tbps to 4Tbps, and will have quadrupled capacity to 8Tbps by the end of 2017. The expansion effort includes upgrades of existing nodes and the introduction of more than a dozen new nodes in major traffic centers in North America, Europe, Asia and South America.

By distributing capacity across four times the number of scrubbing centers globally, attacks can be mitigated more quickly, closer to the source. This distributed model enables customer traffic to stay in-region and, in some cases, in-country. Not only does this allow for quicker remediation, it provides additional value by addressing emerging data privacy considerations on cloud service providers.

Druva Joins Cloud Security Alliance To Support Cloud-First Security And Data Protection Strategies

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Druva, the leader in cloud data protection and information management, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world's leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. Working as part of the CSA, Druva aims to educate and help companies make the most of Cloud Computing to secure their data.

Druva is the first company to offer a 'Cloud-First' approach to data protection, enabling customers to manage and protect all their critical information in the Cloud while having the confidence that data is secure and managed according to their specific business requirements. As more companies look to migrate their IT systems to the Cloud to reduce costs and ease data management, Druva's approach supports companies in both using the Cloud for data protection and to protect critical data held in Cloud applications.

Armor Earns G-Cloud 9 Credentials to Streamline Sale of Cloud Security Services to UK Public Sector Organisations

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Armor, The First Totally Secure Cloud CompanyTM, has been approved to sell solutions through the "G-Cloud 9" Digital Marketplace making its cloud security services available to UK public sector entities. This classification allows suppliers to sell approved applications based on standardized contracts and pricing. Services can be obtained through the online Digital Marketplace to enable organisations to search for providers that adhere to the G-Cloud framework.

"Achieving G-Cloud 9 status is an important classification for Armor because it helps us accelerate the delivery of our cloud security solutions so we can protect sensitive government information," said Steve Gooding, director of partners and alliances EMEA, Armor. "Serving the public sector can offer more complexities due to the amount of regulation and policies, but these organizations are increasingly seeking to leverage the benefit of the cloud, which demands a strong security posture. The classification empowers us to fulfill this critical need for the government in a more timely manner."

How the Cloud Has Advanced Home Security

The latest cloud technologies have changed many areas of our lives. The way homeowners protect their properties is one of the main areas that has advanced greatly thanks to this relatively new technology. Below are some of the main ways the cloud has advanced home security.

Cloud Based Security Systems Are Always Available

The information and footage stored in the cloud is always available. Security video footage and other items can be viewed whenever you wish and you can easily access footage that has been captured in the past on a wide range of devices including smartphones.

This also means you can access your security systems, provided by companies like TBOTECH, from any location in the world. It's the ideal solution for homeowners who are away from home a lot, when you're at work or when you're away on vacation.

Become an Expert in Cloud Security With This New Online Course

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The cloud has a wealth of sensitive information floating through it – both from individuals and corporations. One critically important, and lucrative, field of work is making sure all that information is kept safe and secure. That's why we've teamed up with StackCommerce to bring you the Cloud Technology Security Knowledge (CCSK) Certification Prep course.

With 12 modules and 9.5 hours of content, you'll start with the basics of cloud computing, before diving into cloud security. Learn governance and risk management, cloud architectural framework and disaster recovery. The course also gets you prepped for the Cloud Security Alliance CCSK certification exam. Right now, the course is only US$27, and best of all, you can take the whole course from your couch...

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Code42 Partners with Okta to Secure the Cloud and Protect Employee Data

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Code42, the leader in cloud-based endpoint data protection and recovery, today announced a partnership with Okta to provide enterprise customers with added security and ease for their cloud adoption strategies. As the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, Okta's single sign-on authentication works alongside Code42's data security and visibility tools to continue connecting and protecting employees at many of the world's largest enterprises.

"We are excited to announce this partnership with Okta. Our customers are deploying in the cloud at an increasing rate and to do that effectively they need the world's leading cloud-based identity security technology," said Joe Payne, CEO and president at Code42. "Through a strong technology integration with Okta, Code42 can provide a holistic and secure cloud experience that simplifies SaaS adoption for our current and future customers."

 

New Cloud Security Solutions Are Reshaping the Landscape

Security has always been an essential part of cloud services and services that rely on cloud infrastructure. The cloud offers ways to store digital information for an extended period of time, but as we store more information, the need for better security measures and experienced data recovery experts also increases. A number of cloud service providers and SaaS companies are starting to introduce new, better security solutions to meet that very demand.

It is interesting to see these new solutions creating a big impact on the market. They're not only making the cloud a more secure environment but are also reshaping the industry like never before.

Microsoft's Take on Cloud Security

The latest iteration of Microsoft Azure showed just how important security is as an element of cloud-based services. Microsoft revamped Azure's security measures and introduce new features that many experts believe will be the standard of future implementations and solutions.