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DEFENDERS OF DATA

Category: Cloud Computing

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 […]

Vormetric Customers Rock!

Posted By: Andy Kicklighter
19 Nov
2013
Categories : Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, Data Security            Leave a comment           

When you check out the Customer Success section of our site, you’ll find that over the last couple of months we’ve added some great customer stories in areas that you might not be expecting. You’ll find new examples in healthcare, benefits delivery, on-line cloud services, call centers, automotive and even legal services. You’ll find long-term well established organizations whose drive, and long term performance has made them standouts in their markets, as well as companies pioneering new delivery and business […]

15 Nov
2013
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On Thursday (November 13, 2013) Deloitte released the 2013 Technology Fast 500™ winners – and Vormetric is on the list as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America.  Vormetric joins this elite group of companies as software begins dominating the list with 48% of the rankings.  Next up were Biotech companies and “Internet” firms at 13% each.  All are exceptional examples of organizations spurring growth through a fanatical focus on innovation – almost a “Who’s Who” of […]

14 Nov
2013
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Last Thursday, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council released version 3.0 of the PCI DSS standard (along with the accompany Payment Application Data Security Standard).  There are a couple of key focus points that will directly affect Cloud Service Providers that it makes sense to start thinking about – even if some of these rules are not required for existing implementations until January 2015, and for a few, not until June of 2015.  One of these focus points is […]

12 Nov
2013
Categories : Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cloud Security            Leave a comment           

It’s hard to believe that just a few months ago we were all oblivious to the US NSA’s surveillance system, PRISM. It’s now commonplace to read about how the programme has been collecting and storing huge swathes of data – including information pertaining to individuals and organisations resident beyond US shores. The revelation that surveillance was allegedly happening in foreign countries has put the EU in a difficult position, not least for diplomatic reasons. Perhaps more interesting, though, is the […]