So many organizations are migrating their entire IT infrastructure to the cloud and adopting a “cloud first” approach. With this approach, organizations cut down on overall IT business costs, while increasing scalability, modernizing their IT infrastructure and enabling collaboration among development teams to help solve complex challenges. The most popular cloud computing platform on the…

It takes over a month for the average organization to patch its most critical vulnerabilities, according to a new report detecting trends in Web application attacks. The data comes from tCell, which today released its Q2 2018 “Security Report for In-Production Web Applications.” Researchers analyzed more than 316 million security incidents across its customer base…

Arista Networks announced security capabilities focused on private, hybrid and public cloud networking. Based on Arista’s cloud-grade EOS and CloudVision software, Arista’s approach redefines silo security into holistic security designed for a multi-cloud environment. Key integration includes VMware NSX Data Center and Zscaler for holistic security. The new security expansion delivers three attributes: network segmentation,…

A new body of evidence indicates threat actors are using increasingly advanced techniques to target cloud providers and leveraging cloud-specific traits to hide their activity as they breach and persist in target networks. Data comes from the Threat Stack security team, which spotted the pattern over multiple years of observing behavior on client networks. It…

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…