Enterprise

How a Misconfigured AWS Server Exposed Verizon Customers’ Data

When there’s a technical issue, telecom customers often call a support line and ask for assistance, providing personal information when necessary to resolve the problem. However, what customers don’t know is that the personal data they share over the phone could be potentially susceptible to a cyberattack, depending on where ...

Cloud Security Executive Perspectives

CIOs: You need to have the cloud talk with your staff

CIOs, it is time to have a frank and open discussion with your staff. This conversation may be difficult or awkward, as it involves topics such as consent, privacy, and appropriate protection. Yes, you need to speak with your staff about the organization’s cloud strategy, and any deployment or security ...

Enterprise

The Growing Concerns Around Cloud Adoption in Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Cloud adoption is steadily on the rise, creating for a growing concern around cloud-borne threats, specifically in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. In fact, the latest IDC trends report states that security continues to be the number one challenge facing Middle East-based CIOs, with spending on security systems in ...

Cloud Security

Who Owns Your Cloud Security Stack?

This blog was written by Nat Smith. Sometimes I kick off a client conversation by asking, “What is your strategy for cloud security?” It is surprising how often they not only have no such strategy, but do not even think they need one. They take the security options offered by ...

Enterprise

Protect your Network in the Public Cloud. Yeah, you still need to do that.

This post was written by Loretta Nierat. So you made the jump into the public cloud, and you chose to go with AWS.  So far, so good.  But, what about security? Is AWS sufficient when it comes to keeping your data secure, or being able to accurately monitor your network?  ...

Executive Perspectives

Window on a Cloudy Sky

This blog was written by Brian Dye. There’s no question that cloud services are now a regular component of IT operations. And while this is great news for business users and developers who appreciate the agility and increased productivity offered by cloud services, security professionals are getting nervous. Just about ...

Enterprise Español

12 consejos para hacer que su migración a la nube sea segura

This blog was written by Victor Vásquez Cruz. ¿Así que su compañía decidió por fin usar “la nube” para aprovechar todas sus ventajas? ¡Felicidades¡, ese es un paso que seguramente le permitirá reducir sus costos y aprovechar características como la elasticidad de la capacidad de procesamiento y almacenamiento, así como ...

Cloud Security

MongoDB Databases Hit by Wave of Data Extortion

During the past couple of weeks an attacker with the alias Harak1r1 has gone after MongoDB databases connected to the cloud. These old database instances were not protected by an administrator password, and were non-firewalled. Therefore, the attacker logged onto these databases, downloaded the content, then removed the content, and ...

Cloud Security

STAR- A Window to the Cloud

We are all going to live in the cloud.   Well that is what every study, and forecast tells us.  From our clash of clans villages, to our connected cars we can expect all of our data to be hosted in an unmarked data center in a town that we have ...

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