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Test Your Knowledge on How Businesses Use and Secure the Cloud

Security used to be an inhibitor to cloud adoption, but now the tables have turned, and for the first time we are seeing security professionals embrace the cloud as a more secure environment for their business. Not only are they finding it more secure, but the benefits of cloud adoption ...

Enterprise Cloud Security

A Brief History of Cloud Computing and Security

According to recent research1, 50% of organizations use more than one public cloud infrastructure vendor, choosing between Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and a series of others. 85% of those using more than one cloud infrastructure provider are managing up to four1, seeking the best fit ...

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McAfee Helps You Commit to the Cloud with Confidence

Hybrid environments—whether they are private clouds bridging to public clouds or traditional data centers bridging to public clouds—have become the de facto service architecture for most enterprises. We all want the agility, cost benefits, and competitive advantages associated with the hybrid cloud, but we often hit a wall when it ...

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Do I Even Need to Secure the Cloud?

You share responsibility for securing your data in the cloud. What does that mean? More than anything else, that you understand where the layers of protection from your cloud provider ends, and your responsibility begins.   A storm awaits many companies as they move infrastructure, applications, and entire portfolios to ...

Enterprise Cloud Security

Network Security in the Amazon Web Services Cloud – It’s Your Responsibility! Part 2.

In the first of this short 2-part series, we covered the basis of why you need to implement security in the AWS cloud, known as the “Shared Responsibility Model”. Advanced attacks, management efficiency across on-premises and cloud environments, and even uncovering Shadow IT, are all challenges you may face moving ...

Enterprise Cloud Security

Network Security in the Amazon Web Services Cloud – It’s Your Responsibility!

There is a presiding notion that because established cloud providers such as Amazon deliver enterprise-class infrastructure, security is “taken care of.” When you set up your workloads in AWS, you hopefully configure available settings like access control and firewall port restrictions. That’s all good, and necessary! But outside of the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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