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Security perimeters in the cloud aren’t dead—They’re ephemeral

It goes without saying that companies migrating IT systems and operations to the cloud face a growing number of challenges related to security. From securing cloud-native applications in a continuous release environment to managing digital identity and remote access to sensitive data, virtually every aspect of day-to-day IT and cybersecurity operations is changing rapidly.  With…

The four levels of automated remediation

Automated remediation of cloud misconfigurations was a big theme in 2018, and here at DivvyCloud we expect the trend to continue through 2019. One of the significant challenges customers face is putting automation into action, instead of just talking about it. When enterprises evaluate Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) solutions, automated remediation is frequently the…

Cracking the code on cloud security for higher education

The migration of database and application infrastructure to the cloud is now taking center stage for both private and public sectors as organizations seek to reduce the cost and risk of operating their own data centers. According to Forbes, 83 percent of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020, and higher education isn’t…

The evolution of shared responsibility in cloud security

Businesses are conflicted about moving their data to the cloud. Some claim that one of the main reasons for moving data to the cloud is because it is more secure. Simultaneously, a top reason for not moving data to the cloud is due to concerns about security. Which opinion is right? The answer isn’t so…

First Look: Sonrai Public Cloud Security Platform

Product: Sonrai Public Cloud Security PlatformVendor: Sonrai SecurityPrice: $100,000 billed annually. What it does:  Provides a cloud architecture risk map of all identity and data relationships, including activity and movement across cloud accounts, cloud providers and third-party data stores.What we liked: The broad open path view of the connections between cloud accounts, and databases that…

Privacy takes a hit, as storage bucket leaks cannabis dispensary POS data

A misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 storage bucket was discovered leaking data that had been collected by a point-of-sale system used by multiple cannabis dispensaries, researchers from vpnMentor reported on Wednesday. The exposed bucket, which was found on Christmas eve and closed by Jan. 14, was found to contain more than 85,000 files. These included…

FireEye adds Cloudvisory to its stable

FireEye has acquired the cloud-security startup firm Cloudvisory. FireEye said the deal places a capstone on its collection of cloud security offerings enabling it to offer customers a one-stop-shopping environment for their cloud security needs. “Cloudvisory gives our customers the ability to actively auto-discover cloud assets to map their policies and relationships in Amazon AWS,…

It’s privacy vs. innovation as Google collects data on 50 million medical patients

Google and health care provider organization Ascension have publicly confirmed a recent report that the two companies have embarked on a massive initiative to aggregate the data of roughly 50 million patients and store it on the cloud. The companies say it will improve patient care and administration, but the strategy has also sparked concern…

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