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Understanding the new Cloud Security Guidance from the CSA

At this year's Black Hat conference in July, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced new guidelines for enterprises to create secure public and private cloud computing architectures. The last time this update occurred was in 2011, which means that this update incorporates over half a decade of technological advancement. There is a significant new body of work in Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing 4.0 , and its implications will reverberate.

Will Platform Consolidation Dismantle Your Security Solutions?

The most logical step, following proliferation, is consolidation. This is a trend that we've seen in nearly every other industry after periods of intense innovation, and it's a trend that we're seeing now in information security.

Over the last couple of years, as novel forms of malware have done increasing damage to the enterprise, a rash of new security companies have risen to the challenge. These tend to focus on new methods of combating security threats, either via machine learning or behavioral detection. As time went on, these new companies have undergone about four outcomes:

NotPetya caused Maersk to lose Hundreds of Millions in US dollars

The world’s largest container ship and supply vessel operator, Maersk, announced last week that it has suffered hundreds of millions in U.S. dollar losses from the ransomware attack, “ NotPetya ”. 

Why the Sun (Data) in Your Enterprise Craves A Total Solar Eclipse (Attack Surface Reduction)

On August 21st, something groundbreaking happened- Netflix viewership went down by 10%... that’s about 5 million accounts.

Secure Data Access and the GDPR

Unless something happens between now and May 2018, the largest fine assessed for negligent cyber-protection in the EU prior to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have gone to a company called TalkTalk. The UK telecom firm had received warnings that two of its web applications were vulnerable to cyberattack, ignored those warnings, and then 157,000 of its customers had their data stolen.

How Secure Data Exchange Will Let Companies Comply with the GDPR

Over the past couple of weeks,  we've talked a great deal about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will take hold in the European Union next May. We've spoken about:

Will the GDPR Stifle Digital Innovation?

In general, more regulation is a good thing. Regulation is what's given us life-improving innovations like the 8-hour workday, and the weekend. It's given us child labor laws, fair wages, cleaner air and water, and healthier food. There's no denying that regulation is, in general, a good thing—but will the GDPR specifically improve our lives, or could it stifle digital innovation?

Cyber Crime is Already a Threat to Human Life

Shachar Daniel spoke at the Capital Markets Conference sponsored by the “Calcalist" and International Bank Leumi, saying: "The information we have on us is more critical, people are more afraid to lose their cell phone than their wallet".

How will you protect data on Hybrid Cloud storage?

You are probably using a hybrid cloud. Even for the smallest companies, the litmus test is pretty simple: do you keep some data on a shared drive that's exclusive to your company, and other data on an online cloud storage platform like Dropbox? If so, then congratulations, you're a hybrid cloud user.

 

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