Cloud computing ranks as the top risk concern for executives in risk, audit, finance and compliance, according to the latest survey by Gartner. In Gartner’s latest quarterly Emerging Risks Report, 110 senior executives in risk, audit, finance and compliance at large global organizations identified cloud computing as the top concern for the second consecutive quarter….

Do ‘cloud-first’ strategies create a security-second mindset? Too often, I hear system administrators tell me that their organization’s cloud-first strategy is jeopardizing security. With each new software-, infrastructure, and platform-as-a-service adopted by line-of-business users or within enterprise IT, security seems to be an afterthought. The challenge with most cloud-first strategies is that they incorporate both…

I joined a number of security professionals at the IBM Security Summit in London last month during the “Innovating With Cloud Security” breakout session, which was hosted by Martin Borrett, chief technology officer (CTO) of IBM Security Europe. The audience took part in discussions about typical cloud transformation journeys, security for and from the cloud,…

Organizations recognize that the cloud is a key enabler of digital transformation, allowing them to innovate faster, improve business agility, and accelerate time to market. As they reinvent business models and strategies, a growing number are opting for public cloud deployments. In fact, the RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report finds that more enterprises are prioritizing…

Cryptojacking has unquestionably gone mainstream. Despite heavy media and industry attention, organizations are struggling to meet compliance requirements in public cloud environments, according to RedLock. On the flip side, there’s evidence that companies are becoming more aware of cloud account compromises and implementing best practices to prevent attacks, but there’s still no shortage of new attack…

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…