The speed and scale of cloud computing has provided companies around the globe with more flexibility, lower overhead costs and quicker time to value for a wide variety of applications. While the business value of cloud adoption is undebatable, this rapid transition can leave security teams in the dark and sensitive information exposed.

Data breaches, phishing attacks, information disclosure – the Internet can be a scary place. Conducting a cybersecurity audit (or getting a third-party assessment) is a great way to understand your organization’s cybersecurity posture. But, like preparing any exam or review, getting ready for a cybersecurity audit can be intimidating. While every security assessment will be…

Cloud and DevOps enable powerful, transformational advances across many businesses – from finance to manufacturing. But, what happens when a cyber attacker gets a hold of the access keys to the cloud account of a leading automobile manufacturer? Well, as learned in the recently reported breach at Tesla, the attackers exploited access to mine for cryptocurrency! Reportedly,…

Businesses are increasingly evolving their security strategy to advance their cloud strategy. Based on research and interviews with industry practitioners, Hurwitz & Associates sees clear evidence that balancing velocity and security in the cloud starts with adopting new approaches to security. “Customers are increasingly depending on cloud computing to support the need for business agility and speed of transformation….

Following these tips can improve your security visibility and standardize management across hybrid environments. When it comes to embracing innovation, we are all a little cautious by nature. For example, we know electric cars are the future, but the infrastructure to fully support them isn’t ready yet. So sales of hybrid gas/electric cars are booming…

In 2017 Internet of Things (IoT) devices rose to prominence as attackers have continued to target and use them to support various cyberattacks. IoT devices are almost the perfect target for cyberthieves. They sit on internal networks, have their own IP address, and allow communication with other internet connected devices and systems. Their ubiquity and large numbers…

The cloud environment is elastic and moves fast. That elasticity applies to cyberattacks just as much, so it is critical for enterprises to have visibility into all the data that crosses its network. While moving workloads and applications to the cloud brings flexibility and agility, it also introduces multiple points of attack.  Enterprises need to…

At this point, the cloud is old news. This does not, however, diminish its continuing impact on individuals and businesses worldwide. As cloud-based services strive towards ubiquity, their impacts will likewise scale, as will their effects. In fact, 74 percent of CTOs today believe that cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their…

Amazon announced this week that it has added five new security and encryption features to its Simple Storage Service (S3), including one that alerts users of publicly accessible buckets. Improperly configured S3 buckets can expose an organization’s sensitive files, as demonstrated by several recent incidents involving companies such as Viacom, Verizon, Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton,…