Public Cloud Computing Security
- January 24, 2020
Google Cloud's new Secret Manager service augments its cloud security capabilities with an eye toward the needs of DevOps teams.
- June 03, 2019
With its latest release, McAfee intends to improve Amazon RDS security and prevent cyberattacks with its new McAfee Database Security suite of cloud security products.
- June 08, 2018
Amazon Web Services and Google Groups have seen data exposures due to poor configurations by users. Now, some have accidentally shared passwords on Trello boards.
- April 25, 2018
At RSA Conference 2018, SentinelOne CEO Tomer Weingarten talks with SearchSecurity about his company's shift to the cloud and what it means for endpoint security.
- January 17, 2018
Cloudflare takes inspiration from Google's BeyondCorp with a new service called Cloudflare Access, which aims to replace corporate VPNs and embrace perimeter-less security.
- February 13, 2017
The Cloud Security Alliance unveiled new research at RSA Conference 2017 that shows custom enterprise applications are creating shadow cloud computing risks for organizations.
- September 19, 2016
At its OpenWorld Conference in San Francisco, Oracle announced an agreement to acquire cloud access security broker startup Palerra to get into the CASB market.
- September 08, 2016
Phishing campaigns appear to be gearing up as email addresses and hashed passwords for more than 68 million Dropbox accounts circulate on dark web sites.
- September 01, 2016
Confirming that 68 million Dropbox passwords were exposed in 2012, the cloud provider continued to urge users to update their credentials and enable two-factor authentication.
- August 30, 2016
Cloud storage provider warns longtime users that it's time to change Dropbox passwords, as a precaution, after discovering an old set of Dropbox credentials was exposed -- in 2012.
- August 08, 2016
At Black Hat 2016, Fireglass researchers demonstrated how attackers can take advantage of AWS account jumping and abuse CloudTrail to hide their presence.
- June 30, 2016
Cisco made a big move to increase its cloud security business with a $293 million acquisition of CloudLock, a startup in the cloud access security broker space.
- April 28, 2016
Chase Cunningham of Armor spoke with SearchCloudSecurity at RSA Conference 2016 about the value of secure cloud hosting services, threat intelligence and more.
- March 21, 2016
Netskope earned a patent for its CASB services delivery method, which intelligently "steers" enterprise traffic to cloud apps and applies security controls to those apps.
- February 01, 2016
What companies and cloud security products do organizations consider when they see to reduce their cloud vulnerabilities?
- January 22, 2016
The security researcher behind the LostPass phishing attack on LastPass has criticized the company's reaction and responses to his findings.
- January 19, 2016
A new proof-of-concept attack presented at ShmooCon 2016 exploits security weaknesses in cloud-based password manager LastPass and could allow attackers to gain control of users' accounts.
- December 16, 2015
Security researchers at Zscaler discovered a new Spy Banker Trojan campaign that's leveraging Google's public cloud services as a hosting platform.
- December 10, 2015
Following its split from Juniper Networks, Pulse Secure looks to take on cloud access and authentication problems with a new product.
- December 03, 2015
FireEye researchers discovered an advanced persistent threat group that used Dropbox to launch a spear phishing campaign against Hong Kong media companies.
- November 24, 2015
After acquiring two cloud access security brokers this year, Blue Coat Systems has united CASB capabilities with its Web gateway security technology under a new cloud security strategy.
- November 10, 2015
After acquiring Perspecsys this summer, Blue Coat Systems makes another CASB deal for Elastica to further strengthen its cloud security presence.
- November 06, 2015
Dropbox stepped up its security offerings this week with the introduction of Dropbox Enterprise and several new cloud security controls for business customers.
- October 28, 2015
Intel Security unexpectedly moved several McAfee SaaS endpoint and email security products to end of life just prior to announcing a new corporate strategy this week.
- October 23, 2015
The negative effects of U.S. government surveillance have put cloud providers in a tough spot and left security vendors scrambling for better privacy protections.
- September 30, 2015
Skyhigh Networks' patented method for providing cloud access security broker services uses a reverse proxy mode to provide authentication and policy controls.
- September 18, 2015
Palo Alto Networks has launched its own CASB offering called Aperture, which aims to provide SaaS security controls for enterprises.
- September 10, 2015
In recent CASB market news, Microsoft confirms a major acquisition and Netskope raises its biggest round of venture capital funding yet.
- September 03, 2015
Security researchers discovered a new type of iOS malware that targets jailbroken devices and can allow attackers to take over the devices via iCloud.
- August 11, 2015
Startups are dominating the suddenly-hot cloud access security broker market. Now larger vendors are eager to join the party, but will they buy a CASB or build their own cloud security gateway?
- July 24, 2015
Microsoft reportedly agreed to acquire cloud security startup Adallom for $320 million, which analysts say could spark major growth for the cloud security gateway market.
- July 09, 2015
Researchers at Elastica recently discovered an Indian government agency had its employees' email addresses and passwords exposed through Google Drive.
- June 30, 2015
Open standards around identity and authentication are gaining popularity. So what -- and who -- is driving the movement?
- June 19, 2015
A new report from Netskope finds copious DLP violations in enterprises' cloud apps due to insufficient cloud storage security.
- June 16, 2015
LastPass, a cloud-based password manager, disclosed that it had suffered a data breach and that customer email addresses, password hashes and other information were compromised.
- June 08, 2015
A new study from cloud access security broker Elastica shows a growing amount of shadow data is leaking out of enterprises via cloud services.
- May 13, 2015
Tor Project shuts down its AWS bridge effort, Tor Cloud, but encouraged developers to set up their own Tor bridges to promote anonymous cloud usage.
- May 13, 2015
CrowdStrike security researchers discovered a major bug that could impact a wide range of commonly-used virtualization platforms.
- May 08, 2015
Cloud access security brokers Adallom and Elastica recently struck major partnerships with Hewlett-Packard and Cisco, respectively, to improve SaaS security and cloud visibility.
- April 21, 2015
At RSA Conference 2015, Microsoft's Scott Charney said cloud security products are the future, but to gain the trust of enterprise customers, they need to offer better cloud computing transparency and control.
- April 17, 2015
Top venture capital firms and IT companies have invested more than $200 million total on several cloud security startups in recent weeks, particularly the emerging field of cloud access security brokers.
- April 02, 2015
In the cloud security realm, experts say improved cloud visibility and big data analytics are expected to be major themes at this year's RSA Conference.
- March 10, 2015
In a surprise move, Amazon Web services was able to patch a Xen hypervisor security flaw without a mass reboot of its EC2 infrastructure. So how did AWS pull it off?
- February 26, 2015
Google's new cloud security scanner aims to make application vulnerability scanning easier for Google App Engine developers.
- February 10, 2015
Box will give enterprise cloud data storage customers the ability to control and store their own encryption keys through its new Enterprise Key Management service.
- February 04, 2015
New research by CipherCloud shows that majority of enterprises don't know extent of unsanctioned cloud usage by their employees.
- January 30, 2015
According to a new patent application, Apple is looking to expand its Touch ID biometric verification system through the cloud. But will the biometric data be secure?
- January 26, 2015
Rackspace hopes its new emphasis on security-centric managed cloud services will be enough to overcome past security and availability problems, as well as differentiate itself from public cloud rivals AWS and Microsoft.
- January 05, 2015
A hacking tool released on New Year's Day highlighted a security hole in Apple's public cloud service that left user accounts vulnerable.
- December 30, 2014
The Cloud Security Alliance says cloud data privacy has emerged as a top issue for industry amid Microsoft's battle with the U.S. government over customer emails stored in Ireland.
- December 16, 2014
Microsoft's refusal to give the U.S. government customer emails stored in Ireland will likely have implications for enterprise cloud data privacy and security.
- December 04, 2014
Microsoft is working to improve Azure security, but analysts say Amazon Web Services is still in the lead when it comes to cloud security capabilities.
- October 20, 2014
There is more potential trouble for Apple iCloud users as a nationwide man-in-the-middle attack struck the iCloud website in China amid the country's launch of the new iPhone 6.
- September 02, 2014
CERN and the Cloud Security Alliance explain how federated identity management protects Helix Nebula, a European cloud platform that's running applications for such research projects as the Large Hadron Collider.
- May 07, 2014
A Netskope report shows a flood of cloud security policy exceptions commonly thwart rogue cloud app security controls.
- April 25, 2014
A new report shows the volume of cloud attacks is rising, as attack types traditionally associated with on-premises environments migrate with users.
- December 06, 2013
As business demands and rogue users introduce cloud computing security risks into many enterprises, infosec pros understand they must be enablers.
- April 26, 2013
In response to growing SMB cloud security issues, the Cloud Security Alliance announced a new working group and membership level focused on SMBs.
- November 30, 2012
IT pros praised the security of Amazon Web Services, saying the show eased their cloud computing security concerns.
- November 30, 2012
At its user conference, Amazon Web Services says customers must understand the implications of its shared security model before moving to the cloud.
- May 07, 2012
Companies offer up collection of technologies to help overcome enterprise concern about cloud security.
- March 13, 2012
How will security pros’ jobs change as cloud use grows?
- November 22, 2011
One mistake by a developer could expose an organization’s AWS infrastructure, security researcher says.
- November 01, 2011
Compliance practitioners are more confident in cloud security than IT pros, study finds.
- October 27, 2011
Amazon says vulnerabilities were fixed and no customers were affected.
- September 22, 2011
Company’s cloud security architect talks about advantages over data center model.
- August 31, 2011
Amy Larsen DeCarlo of Current Analysis says the Verizon CloudSwitch acquisition will bolster cloud application security following cloud migrations.
- August 17, 2011
AWS GovCloud supports ITAR compliance requirements.
- August 02, 2011
Security researchers detected large volume of the bank Trojan on Amazon’s cloud storage service.
- July 29, 2011
Gartner analysts outline new attack vectors and security complications.
- July 29, 2011
Gartner advises companies to take responsibility for cloud service resiliency.
- July 28, 2011
The CTO of NASA’s famous JPL told a Gartner Catalyst 2011 crowd how his group conducts sensitive scientific work using a hybrid cloud security model.
- June 27, 2011
Gartner analysts say infosec teams can avoid tomorrow’s cloud computing security problems by anticipating future usage and becoming facilitators.
- June 23, 2011
Study shows that many AWS users are disregarding security and creating cloud vulnerabilities.
- June 10, 2011
AWS customers can use the on-demand service to test the security of their cloud deployments.
- May 16, 2011
CSA Executive Director Jim Reavis reflects on the recent cloud provider outages.
- April 28, 2011
Ponemon survey of cloud service providers shows little focus or spending on security
- March 22, 2011
Mario Santana, vice president of secure information services, talks about security risks unique to the cloud, how Terremark addresses them, and how it responds to subpoenas.
- December 02, 2010
Cloud computing offers cost savings but how does it fit into the highly regulated financial services industry?
- November 17, 2010
Security professionals should embrace the inevitable shift to cloud computing, Symantec Chairman John Thompson says.