Security’s an afterthought when it comes to the cloud

Most IT pros say that cloud decisions are rarely handled by the security team, and that’s a serious problem. No wonder they also say that the cloud adds risk. 

Cyberattack puts provider out of business: 3 lessons learned

The news came recently that hackers had successfully taken down an entire company with a well-crafted cyberattack. And while the prospect of losing your business to hackers is frightening enough for IT pros, that’s only one of the many serious consequences this incident has for IT.

Shadow IT, cloud app security causing major headaches

There are more opportunities for companies to take advantage of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) than ever before. But while companies may appreciate these tools, many don’t have a good understanding of the challenges they pose, according to recent research.

Suddenly, everybody’s a cloud expert: What it means for IT

There was probably a time in your career when you were the only person in the company who had heard the term “the cloud,” let alone had any idea of how it works. But two new surveys show the problem might now be that everyone outside of IT feels like they know it all when […]

Protecting data when it moves to the cloud

Cloud computing raises a number of security concerns, especially when providers may pass information through multiple data centers around the globe. In this guest post, Anand Srinivasan describes the steps companies can take to make sure their data is protected. 

Recent data breaches highlight the dangers of working with third parties

These days, business don’t just have to worry about the security of their own networks. Data breaches occurring on third-party servers are also dangerous. 

The cloud computing mistake 77% of companies make

As cloud computing becomes the norm in most organizations, there’s a serious cloud security risk many companies aren’t doing enough to stop: 

Report: Cloud attacks are less frequent than those against in-house systems

IT pros typically worry about cloud computing security when they move applications and data to third-party service providers. But in this guest post, Reanna Gutierrez discusses new research that shows cloud services are attacked less often than in-house data centers. 

Answers for execs’ top questions about cloud computing

Cloud computing is a hot topic in IT, but a lot of executives and other non-IT leaders still don’t know much about the basics of the technology. In this guest post, Christopher Allen Samson offers some easy ways to answer the most common questions. 

Companies trust cloud providers too much, report says

While the use of cloud computing for sensitive data and applications is growing, many companies are still trusting providers to protect information without verifying their security practices.