cloud

Recent Breach Highlights Differences in IDaaS Approaches

As I talk to customers who are looking into leveraging cloud Identity services and are thinking about issues around how and where user data is stored and processed, I sometimes come across a customer who throws up their hands and says something like “the identity data is already in the cloud anyway –at the service…

NIST Event Highlights Advances in Maturity of Cloud Community

Recently, NIST hosted the Cloud Computing Workshop and Forum VIII at their headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD. It is part of the larger NIST ITL Cloud Computing Program. It was an impressive event, with four days of multiple simultaneous tracks. As security professionals, we all know it’s hard to juggle and stay abreast of all the topics…

Is Cloud-based IAM right for you?

Now that cloud-based Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions have achieved maturity and market acceptance, you may be wondering whether they’re the right answer for your organization. The right answer is, of course…it depends, just like in business school. However, we can’t leave this hanging — let’s explore what it depends on, and what the key criteria…

4 Ways IAM Can Help Secure the Cloud

A prevailing theme of last week’s International Consumer Electronics Show was vendor emphasis on cloud-based services.  Most prevalent was Sony, who championed their video game streaming service for the Playstation 4.  Couple this with a January 9 article in Forbes which argued that cyber security’s future lays in the cloud, and it’s not to hard…

Disruptive technologies breaking down our doors in 2013

RSA recently launched its latest SBIC report titled ‘Information Security Shake-up – Disruptive Innovations to test Security’s Mettle in 2013’. It introduces some interesting food for thought on what organizations should have on their ‘to do ‘list for 2013. Four key innovations are highlighted which shouldn’t come as a big surprise to anyone, I think…

Be Secure, Be Confident in the Cloud

Intel recently announced the Intel Xeon Processor Series that helps enable comprehensive and verifiable security and compliance in cloud environments. With these technologies Intel is providing a foundation to make cloud deployments suitable for increasingly sensitive workloads. image credit: videocentric.co.uk The Intel TXT (Trusted Execution Technology) concept has been talked about for a few years…