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Cloud Adoption & Risk Report 2015


The latest report from Skyhigh Networks has examined the issues for enterprises who share cloud data with partners, with almost 30 percent of data shared with partners considered “high risk.” The publication, entitled the Cloud Adoption and Risk Report, asserts that security does not end at the corporate perimeter. The average number of cloud services…

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Turning to the Personal Cloud


Like any type of cloud, the personal cloud offers the potential for the data it stores to be accessed at all times. Whether your system relies on massive storage serves to host a cloud like Facebook, or a NAS device for your small business needs, having reliable, immediate access to your data is essential. Defining…

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New Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide – Part II


The DoD’s new Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG), released by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), replaces their previous Cloud Security Model. The guide outlines an overall “security posture” that directs cloud service providers (CSPs) seeking to work with the DoD. This article is a continuation of a previous one, which introduced the four…

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The Problem with Dropbox


Dropbox is a great tool and offers convenience for its users, but not for some enterprise IT departments. It’s known as the “Dropbox problem,” referring to the unauthorized and unregulated use of consumer-grade file sync-and-share apps. According to a report by Frost & Sullivan, 81 percent of line-of-business employees admitted to using such unsanctioned software…

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Top 5 Risks in Public Clouds


It’s a common misconception that public clouds are necessarily insecure, and that the only way to meet security standards is through implementing private clouds. Well, it’s important to consider that many large software and hardware vendors are responsible for the “public cloud = insecure” myth. After all, setting up a private cloud means buying a…

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