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Cloud Security

Out of the Shadows: How to Bring Cloud Usage into the Light

This blog post was written by Patty Hatter. On any given day – with a quick spot-check – you’ll probably find that up to half of your company’s IT usage is basically hidden in the shadows of various business units. Marketing, finance, sales, human resources, and engineering are using file ...

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Container Sprawl: The Next Great Security Challenge

Containers, the younger and smaller siblings of virtualization, are more active and growing faster than a litter of puppies. Recent stats for one vendor show containers now running on 10% of hosts, up from 2% 18 months ago. Adoption is skewed toward larger organizations running more than 100 hosts. And ...

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Fight Against Ransomware Takes to the Cloud

“How many visitors do you expect to access the No More Ransom Portal?” This was the simple question asked prior to this law enforcement (Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, Dutch Police) and private industry (Kaspersky Lab, McAfee) portal going live, which I didn’t have a clue how to answer. What do ...

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Software-Defined Data Centers Require Software-Defined Security

This blog was written by Candace Worley, McAfee’s former Vice President and Chief Technical Strategist. If you are like most organizations, the majority of your apps have been virtualized but are still running in your own data center[1]. IT has been busy renovating the data center to take advantage of ...

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How Secure Is Your Private Cloud?

Blog post written by Peter Bury. There is a lot of emphasis and excitement around the growth and versatility of public clouds, overshadowing the strong growth and development of private clouds. A private cloud is not just a virtualized infrastructure of compute and storage services. It is an automated and ...

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Hybrid Cloud Security: It’s Much More than Cloud Connectors

This blog post was written by Teresa Wingfield. So, you have a private cloud built on platforms such as VMware or OpenStack and use public clouds such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.   You realize that your hybrid clouds need the same level of protection as your legacy physical servers ...

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McAfee: navigating security for the hybrid cloud

This blog post was written by Sandy Orlando. As a Sci-Fi fan, the journey to the cloud reminds me of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek whose mission was to explore new worlds—to boldly go where no one has gone before. As businesses rush head-on into the digital frontier, spinning ...

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Top 10 Cloud Collaboration Tools

Long before computers became ubiquitous, collaboration tools were an essential part of working in teams to achieve a common goal. As technology became more entrenched in the workplace, tools like whiteboards, sticky notes, and flipcharts were replaced by spreadsheets, instant messaging, and email newsgroups. With the workforce becoming increasingly mobile ...

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Cloud Security, Exactly the Same, but Different

This blog was written by Carric Dooley. Ask your colleagues whether cloud security is the same as or different from traditional data center security; some will say it’s the same, while others will say it’s different. The correct answer, of course, is “yes.” There are probably as many similarities as ...

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Seven values required in Public Cloud Workload Security

17% of enterprises have 1000+ virtual machines on public cloud and 28% of enterprises have 100-1000 virtual machines on public cloud[i]. As per Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, server workloads are amongst the prime targets for cyber criminals. If we correlate these two facts, then we realize the importance of having a ...

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