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A survey from the Cloud Security Alliance found that IT managers and executives still have some trepidation about the security of data in the cloud.
Researchers say they have identified several vulnerabilities in Google App Engine for Java, including ones that can be leveraged for a complete sandbox escape.
VMware has released software updates to address a series of vulnerabilities affecting the company's popular vSphere virtualization platform.
The Google Cloud Platform is now compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).
According to a study conducted by EMC, enterprises employing more than 250 people lost a total of $1.7 trillion in the past year due to downtime and data loss.
Google released two new security tools designed to help Google Apps users protect their accounts.
An integration feature that allows Parallels Desktop users to access Windows folders from Mac OS X operating systems can exploited for a guest-to-host virtual machine (VM) escape.
Cloud security firm CipherCloud announced that it has closed a massive $50 million round of funding led by Transamerica Ventures.
Amazon Web Services announced three new services designed to provide enterprise customers with additional security, governance, and compliance solutions for their resources deployed in the AWS Cloud.

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David Holmes's picture
Will containers replace traditional operating system virtualization in the same way that virtualization has replaced much of the physical, bare-metal world? And how secure are containers, anyway?
Danelle Au's picture
When it comes to SaaS applications versus on-premise, there are three characteristics that define the need for a different approach to data governance, risk management and security in the cloud.
David Maman's picture
Through simple planning and forethought, organizations can ensure their databases not only meet compliance requirements, but will remain secure.
David Maman's picture
Moving sensitive data into the hands of third-party cloud providers expands and complicates the risk landscape in which companies operate every day.
David Maman's picture
Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) is a crucial part of your compliance and safety profile, but to be effective at protecting your database, you need to understand its limitations.
Danelle Au's picture
Cloud adoption should be a collaborative rather than prescriptive process between employees and IT. With the right mindset and strategy, what employees want and what IT wants can become a proper union in a Venn diagram.
Rebecca Lawson's picture
There is a common misconception that in order to move to virtual security solutions, companies can, or should, replace physical security technologies they rely on to keep their networks safe today.
Danelle Au's picture
The recent iCloud attack brings up very important considerations on data security, not only for consumers, but for any enterprise that uses the cloud.
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.