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Many organizations still haven't patched their installations of VMware to address the Heartbleed vulnerability, CloudPhysics reported.
To protect sensitive data from prying eyes, some organizations are turning to Bring-Your-Own-Encryption (BYOE), but experts warn that there are some aspects that need to be take into consideration before making the move.
Fortinet has introduced a new on-demand, pay-as-you-go offering for its FortiWeb-VM Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) for Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Trend Micro has launched a new solution designed for VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service that enables customers to move their on-premise or private cloud deployment to the public cloud with added layers of protection.
Netskope, a provider of cloud app security and analytics solutions, announced that it has closed a $35 million Series C funding round led by Accel Partners.
OpenDNS announced that it has raised $35 Million in a round funded by existing and new investors.
Dropbox said it has disabled access for previously shared links, and that all shared links going forward have been patched against the issue.
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced the release of two key documents related to the CSA's Software Defined Perimeter (SDP), an initiative to create the next generation network security architecture.
A new report from Alert Logic shows that cloud environments are increasingly facing some of the same dangers as on-premise environments.
FireHost has $25 million in a Series E funding round led by its longtime investor, The Stephens Group.

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Danelle Au's picture
Cloud service providers play a key role in delivering security, but as part of the shared responsibility model, they are not liable for access to and usage of the cloud application.
Danelle Au's picture
Enterprises can gain tremendous competitive advantages by having IT focus on the things that matter – users and information rather than infrastructure maintenance and building.
Danelle Au's picture
As the era of Internet of Things dawns, the amount of data and other cloud applications developed for unique industries will increase and bring a new era of privacy and security concerns.
Danelle Au's picture
As SaaS adoption grows, so do the security concerns. But there is so much confusion around SaaS security that many enterprises are focusing on the wrong problems. Here are the three biggest myths when it comes to SaaS security...
Chris Hinkley's picture
Why aren’t more organizations implementing two-factor authentication? In a word: inconvenience. Businesses are afraid of annoying their buyers by demanding multiple passwords or asking them to take an extra action that might spur them into abandoning the sale.
Marc Solomon's picture
Data center administrators need technologies that allow them to be as ‘centered’ on security as attackers are on the data center.
Torsten George's picture
Shortcomings in a cloud providers’ security architecture can trickle down to customers that leverage their services. So what steps should organizations take to retool their security practices for the cloud age?
Gil Zimmermann's picture
What needs to change is the perception that the primary role of IT is in safeguarding and blocking data from being viewed by an outsider.
Gil Zimmermann's picture
IT managers focused on protecting technology infrastructure would do well to assess whether cloud service providers have better security systems in place than their own corporate IT resources allow.
Aviv Raff's picture
A combination of new threat actors, new attack approaches, and new masking tactics demand that enterprises redefine malware, and make all necessary investments in people, technology and systems to stay one step ahead.