Cloud Security

Security: The Biggest Holdup to Cloud Computing

Grazed from Server Watch.  Author: Jeff Vance.

Safe Harbour fails to answer overseas cloud security concerns

Grazed from Computer Weekly.  Author: Cliff Saran.

In the past week I've met IBM and Google and asked them about cloud security.  Sure, data is mirrored, replicated and always available...

No my question concerns data jurisdiction and the ability for governments to subpoena hosting and cloud providers to provide law and anti-terrorism agencies with customers' data.

Google UK cites the Safe Harbour agreement that exists between the UK and US, that allows UK data to be stored in the US. But who's stopping the US Department of Homeland Security from taking that data under the Patriot Act.

ISF lists 'seven deadly sins' of cloud computing

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Antony Savvas.

The Information Security Forum (ISF) has identified the "seven deadly sins" of cloud computing implementations in a new report, and has offered guidance on how to tackle them.

The 'Securing cloud computing: addressing the seven deadly sins' report aims to help organisations move quickly to developing business-oriented systems to securing cloud services.

The seven deadly sins outlined in the ISF report are:

How security can rescue cloud computing

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos.

Whenever the topic of security is mentioned in the context of cloud computing, it is usually discussed as the "big barrier" to adoption. The perceived or actual lack of security in the cloud makes it impossible for businesses to make the leap into this new computing paradigm. I propose a different perspective: Security will rescue cloud computing.

Security top cloud for APAC SMBs

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Tyler Thia.

Released Thursday, the Worldwide SMB Cloud Services Study revealed that the region's SMBs are more keen on adopting software-as-a-service (SaaS) security solutions, than counterparts in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and Australia, which have already adopted these applications.

In addition, Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asian countries are also more likely to invest in a remotely-managed security service than the leading advanced countries, said AMI-Partners.

Businesses assured they can trust cloud computing

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: James Glass.

Businesses and public sector bodies can put their faith in cloud computing, an industry expert has insisted.

Art Coviello, chief executive of data security firm RSA, insisted it is possible to use virtualisation to make the cloud a safer place, although he acknowledged this may at first appear to be "counter-intuitive".

He went on to state the importance of businesses putting security measures in place, explaining: "We now know a criminal ecosystem has developed.

iPad security and the cloud

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Gregory Machler.

I was at the airport, standing in line, when I struck up a conversation with a traveller about his iPhone. He discussed its features with me and its ability to harness the internet anytime and anywhere. He indicated that the phone's simple, elegant, and intuitive interface is a joy.

Security, mobile and cloud hit Singapore IT courses

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Jamie Yap.

The School of Informatics and IT (IIT) at Temasek Polytechnic (TP), for example, recently rolled out a new Diploma in Digital Forensics to cater to the rising demand for IT security professionals with the skills to investigate crimes committed using computers and digital devices. The first batch of students will join the course this April.

SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS: A security checklist for cloud models

Grazed from CSOOnline.  Author: Mark O'Neill.

How does security apply to Cloud Computing? In this article, we address this question by listing the five top security challenges for Cloud Computing, and examine some of the solutions to ensure secure Cloud Computing.

Could a new breed of DOS attacks make the cloud unaffordable?

Grazed from Government Computer News.  Author: William Jackson.

The cloud is the current Next Big Thing in computing, and the Next Big Thing in attacks could be a new breed of economic denial-of-service attacks intended to use up resources and drive up the cost of cloud computing, warns a senior security researcher at Adobe Systems.

“DOS is the next battleground,” Bryan Sullivan said Wednesday at the Black Hat Federal conference being held in Arlington, Va. “That’s where the future is going.”