Cloud Security

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Cloud Security

Announcing the McAfee CloudTrust Program: A New Milestone in Cloud Security

Over a year ago, McAfee (formerly Skyhigh Networks) established the CloudTrust™ Program to provide customers with objective and comprehensive assessment of a cloud service’s security capabilities. Today, we are excited to publicly announce the McAfee CloudTrust™ Program and its highest rated rated cloud services. Security Audits are Expensive The genesis of the program was feedback ...

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Protecting Your Company from Backdoor Attacks – What You Need to Know

“We often get in quicker by the back door than the front” — Napoleon Bonaparte A rare example of a backdoor planted in a core industry security standard has recently come to light. It is now widely believed that the NSA compromised trust in NIST’s encryption standard (called the Dual ...

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Watering Hole Attacks: Protecting Yourself from the Latest in Cyber Attacks

Cyber criminals are clever and know how to evolve – you’ve got to give them that. They’ve proven this once again with their latest cyber attack strategy, the Watering Hole Attack, which leverages cloud services to help gain access to even the most secure and sophisticated enterprises and government agencies. ...

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Beyond Encryption: The 5 Pillars of Cloud Data Security

Given the recent influx of cyber-security attacks and the hubbub about the National Security Agency’s PRISM program, there is lot of talk about the importance of encryption to protect corporate data in the cloud. (PRISM is a clandestine data mining operation authorized by the U.S. government in which data stored ...

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McAfee Announces McAfee Secure to Protect All Data Across Cloud Services

Earlier in the year we wrote about our company’s commitment to innovation, listening to customers to understand their challenges, and developing solutions that squarely address their needs. Today, we make another down payment on our commitment as we announce the general availability of McAfee (formerly Skyhigh Networks) Secure, a comprehensive ...

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Just What the Doctor Ordered

Cloud services are here to stay, and practically everybody is embracing them. In fact, the cloud computing industry is growing at the torrid pace of nearly 30% per year right now, according to Pike Research. Certainly healthcare service providers are getting on the cloud services bandwagon, either by choice or ...

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I’ve Got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day!

Cloud services, or Cloud in short, enable a massive disruption of the IT industry because they fundamentally change the economics and velocity of innovation. As such Cloud enables fundamental transformations in almost every field of human endeavor that can benefit from innovation and from information – I say “almost every ...

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Database Security: Establishing A Critical Last Line of Defense

According to a 2010 Verizon Business study, more than 90% of records breached involved a database, with over 87% based on exploits requiring significant technical skills. We need to take studies like this as an important lesson about security management. In our profession, it is always necessary to have the ...

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20 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider

As soon as you contract with a cloud provider, you should be concerned not only with your IT security but the provider’s as well. If you’re a small or medium-sized business you may assume the provider’s security is superior to your own, and you might be right, but make sure ...

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