Cloud Security

Zscaler Reveals Insights From the World's Largest Security Cloud at Black Hat USA 2017

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Zscaler, Inc., the leading cloud security company, today announced that it will host a series of presentations on ThreatLabZ research and secure network transformation at Black Hat 2017 in booth #1160. Presentations will include such subjects as IoT and mobile risks in the enterprise, evolving ransomware tactics, and the latest trends in exploit kits. 

Presentations at the ZscalerTM Booth #1160
The following sessions will take place every hour starting at 11:00 am PT each day.

Distributed Cloud Computing Platform iExec Joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

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The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) wants to connect Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, academics, and technology vendors with Ethereum subject matter experts. “Together, we will learn from and build upon the only smart contract supporting blockchain currently running in real-world production – Ethereum – to define enterprise-grade software capable of handling the most complex, highly demanding applications at the speed of business,” states the EEA website.

Store of Value recently published a short EEA explainer, noting that the EEA wants to create open-source standards for corporations to develop their own Ethereum implementations, while ensuring that applications built on Ethereum-derived platforms will run on all Ethereum platforms. Many high-profile banks and financial operators, which have joined the EEA, are listed in the EEA news page...

Engility joins Cloud Security Alliance

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Engility Holdings, Inc. has joined the Cloud Security Alliance, the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help secure cloud computing environments.

“Joining CSA means our customers gain the best possible path forward when addressing cloud computing challenges,” said Gay Porter, vice president of Engility’s Technical Solutions Group. “We look forward to collaborating with others in the industry to maintain best practices and drive innovation and advancements around cloud security. We bring extensive systems engineering and enterprise modernization expertise and solutions, such as the recently introduced Cloud ASCEND™.”

Engility’s Cloud ASCEND™ combines state-of-the-art commercial cloud tools with a proprietary methodology and team of certified cloud experts to transform organizations’ digital enterprise. Scalable and tailorable, the tool designs secure and resilient cloud and hybrid enterprise architectures. These new architectures can be modeled using computer-aided design tools before any applications are actually migrated to the cloud. Cloud ASCEND also develops and tests systems bound for the Intelligence Community’s (IC) C2S cloud in an unclassified emulator, saving time and money while helping to design the optimal solution based on specific client needs.
 

Amazon CTO advocates cloud migration for enhanced security

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The most useful tool offered by a migration to cloud computing for enterprises is security according to Dr Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer at electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon. Speaking at the AWS Summit in Cape Town this week, Dr Vogels said it is important to think about how cloud offers 'superpowers' to build and operate better - especially by securing information through interventions that include encryption, identity management, compliance and using shields and firewalls, for example, to secure the network.

"I think probably the absolute most important super power in all of this is 'force field'. That in essence relates to giving you tools (as an enterprise) to protect yourself, to protect your customers in ways that you could never do before. You really have to protect your business and your customers otherwise you don't have a business, and if you look at the last two to three years, the threats are increasingly advanced. No hacker has ever looked at a website and said 'oh it has an ISO 27001 stamp, I can't touch that'..."

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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."