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DEFENDERS OF DATA

Category: Cloud Computing

13 Nov
2014
Categories : Cloud Computing, Data Encryption, Data Security, Encryption, Privileged User            Leave a comment           

A bit over a week ago some of our senior executives were in New York for a CSO summit. Our own CSO (Sol Cates) and CEO (Alan Kessler) were among those attending. One observation from the summit – this year’s sad (and still growing) total of data breaches is causing people to pause and reflect about how their security dollars are being spent, and how they could be used more effectively. <ClicktoTweet>: Twin Drivers to Reprioritize IT Security Spending @akicklighter […]

26 Sep
2014
Categories : Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, Data Encryption, Data Security            Leave a comment           

From: Jean-Paul Bergeaux, SwishData Federal use of cloud resources has begun to mature, and with this maturity Federal organizations have started to hone-in on the best uses of private and public cloud resources for them. While private clouds have had strong adoption, with the environment more-or-less completely under the control of the agency, it is only recently that the most compelling use cases for agencies to use public cloud environments have started to become clear. The three most compelling use […]

04 Sep
2014
Categories : access control, Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, Data Breach, Data Encryption, Data Security            Leave a comment           

We’ve grown used to hearing about breach incidents on a daily basis, some of which involving the theft of sensitive details and files from cloud environments.  Because cloud computing has transformed the way organisations and individuals approach IT, enabling more agile and cost effective ways of working, the type and volume of data hosted in cloud architectures has increased exponentially making it a target increasingly worthy of unwanted attention from threat actors. From the point of view of protecting this […]

28 Aug
2014

As we’re winding down to the end of VMworld today, now is a good time to summarize some of the key data security trends we’re seeing at the event. The first is that data, and the security of data within VMware clouds and environments, is now a hot topic. Not only did VMware announce a set of critical features tied to enhancing data security in today’s environment of “deperimeterization” for networks with the release of NSX 6.1, but the topic […]

Data Security…Up the Stack

Posted By: Derek Tumulak
27 Jan
2014
Categories : Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, Data Breach, Data Security, Encryption            Leave a comment           

Data breaches have been front and center of late: Target suffered a tremendous data breach over the holidays affecting some 70M customers and Neiman Marcus just disclosed that 1.1M of its customers’ credit and debit cards were recently compromised. With the accelerating frequency and severity of data breaches, my top prediction for 2014 is that organizations are going to bring data security to their critical applications. Here’s how I anticipate organizations will add data security to their application stack…  First, […]

16 Jan
2014
Categories : Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, Data Security            Leave a comment           

If “enterprise cloud computing” was the top-of-mind catch phrase in 2013, I’m betting that “cloud security” becomes the 2014 frontrunner. We started to hear how enterprises are demanding greater cloud visibility and continuous monitoring, and that’s a trend I expect will accelerate rapidly in the coming months. There are a few reasons for this: first, given the spate of revelations by Edward Snowden chronicling the NSA’s surveillance activities, enterprises will no longer be willing to hand their data over to […]

17 Dec
2013
Categories : Cloud Computing, Cloud Security            Leave a comment           

Last week we announced a new partner program:  The Vormetric Cloud Partner Program.  We have been partnering with cloud service providers for some time now, with many service providers using our Vormetric Data Firewall™ to address their end customer security concerns when moving to the cloud.  The announcement of our cloud partner program formalizes our activity programmatically and represents our commitment to meet the needs of this critical segment of the IT landscape – helping service providers address their end […]

06 Dec
2013
Categories : Cloud Computing, Cloud Security            Leave a comment           

I just wrapped up my first Cloud Security Alliance Congress. This year the show had about 20% more attendees, no surprise given the growth of cloud adoption and the strong focus that both customers and cloud providers have on security. There was no single vertical that stood out, attendees came from all areas – large Enterprise, Government, Consultants and of course, sponsoring vendors like Vormetric One personal observation from people that I spoke to is that Federal Government employees seem […]

02 Dec
2013
Categories : Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, Data Breach            Leave a comment           

The fourth Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Congress kicks off in Orlando, FL tomorrow (Tuesday, December 3) and Vormetric will be there in force.  It promises to be a great event with 60 presentations and workshops on topics including the security of U.S. cloud providers, compliance, policy, mobile and big data. Vormetric will also be demonstrating our Vormetric Data Firewall solution with highlights around cloud deployments. Although cloud security remains one of the largest concerns in moving production or sensitive workloads into […]

21 Nov
2013
Categories : Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, Data Breach            Leave a comment           

Finally, my family is going to want to talk to me about what I do this Thanksgiving. After years of glazed looks from friends and family members when we all talk about our what we do, I’m actually going to have something to talk about that will make them perk up and take an interest. And I hate to say it, but Edward Snowden is the reason. Those of us in the IT Security community are all having a case […]