Author: C.J Radford

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Whether it’s intellectual property, customer identifiable information, or next quarter’s financial results, sensitive data is arguably the most valuable asset that an organization can have. Should it fall into the wrong hands, misused data can result in major lawsuits, financial upheaval, and a fundamental loss of trust, not to mention major customer churn. In response to recent breaches and with the massive adoption of the cloud, regulators around the world are enhancing existing data security compliance requirements, implementing new legal […]

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Whether data is backed up in the cloud or stored in an on-premise environment, organizations need control over their sensitive data. But as more information moves to the cloud, data physically resides in infrastructures owned and managed by another entity. And you know that means? That means trust goes into someone else’s hands to make the important infrastructure and security policy decisions. Let’s not forget about the T-Mobile breach, where T-Mobile’s sensitive data was housed by Experian.  Experian exposed the […]

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Happy New Year from all of us here at Vormetric! We hope your year is off to a happy, healthy and secure start. And as we contemplate the year to come, it’s only natural to reflect on the year gone by. 2015 was marked by an explosion of software as a service (SaaS) offerings. In fact, according to the 2015 Vormetric Insider Threat Report, we found that 80% of enterprises are leveraging SaaS, with 60% of enterprises globally also storing […]

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While protecting data in the cloud can seem like a daunting task, now more than ever enterprises are rising up to the task to defend data while keeping systems compliant. This month marks the anniversary of ISO 27018, a globally recognized standard that details a strong set of controls for enabling the processing of data within cloud computing environments; the first of its kind. As we approach the one year mark of ISO 27018, I wanted to reflect on cloud […]

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Cloud computing has changed the way organizations approach IT by increasing agility, introducing new business models, providing more services and reducing costs. With so many obvious benefits, cloud and SaaS adoption is on the rise. In fact, according to the 2015 Vormetric Insider Threat Report, 80% of enterprises are already using SaaS, with 60% of enterprises globally also storing sensitive data within SaaS environments. However, as data moves from on premise to cloud and SaaS providers, new security concerns need […]

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Earlier this week, Salesforce announced Salesforce Shield, a new set of services available to their customers that includes a strong set of data security features targeted directly at the needs of their enterprise customers.  Include capabilities for auditing, encryption, access controls, event monitoring and data archiving. The most interesting to me are the new capabilities add for protecting data at rest – for customers who either have a specific compliance requirement, or a real need to more deeply protect data […]

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With more than 80 percent – the vast majority of enterprise businesses – now leveraging cloud environments, it’s no surprise that the infiltration of sensitive data into these environments is starting to turning heads. With that said, what can we do today to make both today’s and tomorrow’s use of cloud secure? ClickToTweet: Top 5 Cloud Security Challenges facing the Cloud Adopting Enterprise @cjrad #DefenderOfData http://bit.ly/1aJjths To explore the topic further, this week, the Cloud Security Alliance is hosting its […]

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It’s a cloudy world out there – as seen by the cloud’s adoption and while the cloud creates an added layer of efficiency, enterprises are wondering how much trust is too much when it comes to securing the cloud. Heavy reliance on the cloud and proliferation of big data leaves many wondering what information is actually secure. In fact, despite the vast majority of enterprises (80 percent) now making use of cloud environments, most IT decision makers have concerns about […]

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We’ve just released our third annual Vormetric Insider Threat Report – Global Edition, and I thought I’d share with you a roll up of what I found most significant for cloud providers from the data. We’re especially happy with the results this year – polling was provided by Harris Poll, an especially strong global survey organization, with results from 818 IT Decision makers in both US and Global enterprises.  The author for the report is once again Ovum Analyst Andrew […]

As 2015 gets ready to roll in, I thought that it would be worthwhile to examine what to expect in the coming year. I’m spending lots of time these days with SaaS and IaaS/hosting, and managed service providers, and their direct enterprise customers who want to make best use of these environments – mainly in the North America and European markets. At Vormetric we’ve signed many cloud providers as partners this last year who recognize that cloud services and security […]