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Covertix helps customers control and protect sensitive data, while continuing to use their preferred cloud storage. SecurityWeek sat down with CEO Yoran Sirkis to discuss the security startup.
Jim Lewandowski has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of cloud hosting provider FireHost.
Some criminals are taking advantage of poor cloud security practices and configuration mistakes to take over user cloud instances on Amazon Web Services and similar cloud infrastructure platforms.
CloudLock announced the launch of CloudLock Selective Encryption, a new cloud-based encryption solution that enables enterprises to protect data stored across multiple SaaS and public cloud platforms.
A new report by Dell SecureWorks researchers shines the light on the most prevalent banking Trojans of 2013.
Imperva said it would acquire Skyfence and Incapsula, along with mainframe security auditing assets from Tomium in a move that will help extend its data center security strategy across the cloud.
CloudLock, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based firm that helps companies secure data stored in the cloud, has raised $16.5 million in a Series C funding round led by Bessemer Venture Capital.
MongoHQ has added new security features, including the ability for customers to control and see who accesses their account, along with two-factor authentication and security auditing tools.
Incapsula, a cloud-based website performance and security service, announced a new security rules engine designed to help quickly remediate complex application level and business logic attacks.
CipherCloud hopes the acquisition will bolster its ability to enforce data privacy and security controls.

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Gil Zimmermann's picture
Because free services often flies under the radar, IT and security teams are not actively monitoring for or thinking about these programs and frankly, can have little insight into their existence.
Nimmy Reichenberg's picture
There are numerous financial and operational reasons to make the move to a private, public or hybrid cloud, but you must understand the impact on applications .
Shaun Donaldson's picture
While traditional hosting services have evolved away from bare metal to form IaaS, and generally up the stack to PaaS, including security as part of the service will change as security gets baked-in closer to the infrastructure.
Michael Callahan's picture
The cloud is the only place that can provide the scale and elasticity (without the capital expense) that’s required in a connected world where new devices are appearing by the dozens daily.
Shaun Donaldson's picture
When we consider security in a public cloud, we may be forced to work our way from the endpoint out; and so it’s back-to-basics.
Danelle Au's picture
Many have opined that security is the killer app for SDN… is this true? SDN allows many security use cases to be implemented in a manner that requires fewer configuration changes, and fewer networking headaches.
Shaun Donaldson's picture
It is no secret that small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) have very different ways of using IT when compared with large enterprises. And contrary to popular belief, there are some areas where SMBs are leading, not following.
Shaun Donaldson's picture
In IT, security has consistently been a bolt-on afterthought, and we have only ourselves and everyone else to blame. Given the pace of virtualization, cloud, and other profound paradigm shifts that are providing rich opportunities, security and IT can reunite.
Danelle Au's picture
How does network virtualization differ from software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization? And, more importantly, how does it impact network security?
Nimmy Reichenberg's picture
By including security into the DevOps model, organizations can attain that improved agility and operational excellence while also improving the necessary checks and balances before changes are pushed into production.