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With cloud's security benefits comes systemic risks, report finds

A new report from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace seeks to give law and policy makers a better understanding of cloud security risks.

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Hybrid cloud complexity, rush to adopt pose security risks, expert says

Organizations rushing to adopt hosted cloud infrastructure alongside on-premises systems might not fully understand or address potential security threats.

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CIO Think Tank: Setting the multi-cloud agenda

How can enterprises handle the complexity of multiple clouds — and reap unprecedented benefits? In a series of virtual roundtables, 30 IT leaders articulated the challenges and delivered insightful recommendations.

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Bracing for the security data explosion

Organizations must prepare for collecting, processing, analyzing, and acting upon terabytes of security data.

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Google Cloud steps up security and compliance for applications, government

New Google Cloud offerings Confidential VMs and Assured Workloads for Government provide in-process data encryption and the ability to restrict storage locations, respectively.

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How do you secure the cloud? New data points a way

New reports show big differences in risk among public, private and hybrid cloud deployments. Here’s advice on the tools, information and organizational structure needed to execute a successful cloud security strategy.

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A 10-point plan to vet SaaS provider security

Using a software-as-a-service provider means giving up some control over security, so close vetting of SaaS security during vendor evaluation is critical.

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Cloud infrastructure operators should quickly patch VMware Cloud Director flaw

Left unpatched, this command injection flaw could allow attackers to take control of a virtualized cloud infrastructure.

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Use of cloud collaboration tools surges and so do attacks

Some industries have seen increases in cloud-related threat events rise as much as 1,350% since the COVID-19 crisis began.

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6 ways to be more secure in the cloud

If you rely on multiple or hybrid cloud environments to support business processes, you need to be as vigilant protecting data and applications as when they resided on premises.

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Cloud configuration drift leaves organizations open to attack, research finds

Undocumented cloud configuration changes, whether done by attackers or for legitimate business reasons, present a significant security threat.

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Volterra provides protected, distributed clouds for almost any application or network

The Volterra platform still seems a bit like a work in progress, but the core components are there and ready for companies that want to finally start consolidating their cloud and network management tools and devices.

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Rowhammer memory attacks close in on the real world

This theoretical security problem is becoming all too real. Expect to see a major Rowhammer security exploit within the next year as attackers tap GPUs, FPGAs and more to accelerate the process. Here's how to protect yourself.

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Episode 7: Security in a time of crisis

Podcast Episode 7: Listen now as Christopher Burgess, a writer and speaker on security issues and former senior security adviser to Cisco, discusses the risk from the scramble to move to remote work at scale.

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5 standout products from RSA 2020

2020 will be remembered as the year the human element finally came to security.

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Infrastructure-as-code templates are the source of many cloud infrastructure weaknesses

A new report shows a high percentage of IaC template misconfigurations in cloud deployments that leave them vulnerable to attack.

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How Adobe monitors cloud deployments to control shadow IT

Keeping an eye on your cloud deployments is key to preventing yet another data breach. Adobe's MAVLink program does just that.

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Why multicloud security is your next big challenge

Companies deploy an average of three to five different cloud services. With an increased emphasis on security and regulatory compliance, the capability to manage these disparate systems is crucial.

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