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Identity Management Tools in the Cloud


Identity management is an often vague category, especially in cloud environments. Here, we understand “identity management” as a set of policies and tools that identify individuals within a system or network. As a result of cloud computing developments, identity management software is more rapid and capable than ever before. These days, an IT administrator can…

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Developing a Governance Framework in the Cloud


According to industry experts, 2011 has been deemed the “Year of the Data Breach,” unfortunately giving cloud computing the reputation of being insecure. For this reason, it’s essential that organizations in the cloud, as well as organizations considering a move to the cloud, understand and implement an effect governance framework in the cloud. What is…

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Privacy & Security in Cloud Computing


Cloud computing can be extremely attractive to many organizations seeking a convenient way to use, scale and maintain computing resources. However, the issues of privacy and security that challenge cloud service vendors can actually dissuade customers from moving to the cloud. This article takes a look at some real examples of the disadvantages of the…

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ISF’s Seven Deadly Sins of Cloud Computing


In February 2011, Adrian Davis, the principal research analyst at the Information Security Forum (ISF), announced to the audience at the (ISC)2 Leadership Conference what he believed were the seven deadly sins of cloud computing.   What are the Seven Deadly Sins? Davis’ presentation was based on a report by the ISF, entitled “Driving out…

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Understanding Application Security in the Cloud


Whether in or out of the cloud, application security is a crucial part of any IT strategy. There are, however, a number of new concerns to be aware of when deploying applications in the cloud. Developers must be aware of the challenges posed to application security by the open, flexible and publicly accessible nature of…

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