Questions You Should be Asking Your Cloud Service Provider
Engaging a cloud service provider (CSP) for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is now common practice for enterprise IT. It is essential to make the right choice of providers and services, particularly as it relates to security practices, data privacy, and operational capabilities. Be sure to put potential Cloud Service Provider (CSP) partners
Executive Summary: Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky
Cloud services are now a regular component of IT operations, and are utilized by more than 90% of organizations around the world. Many are working under a Cloud First philosophy, only choosing to deploy an internal service if there is no suitable cloud variant available. As a result, IT architectures are rapidly shifting to a
Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning: A Prescriptive and Proactive Approach to Security
Overwhelmed by the volume of security intelligence and alerts, human analysts need machine learning to augment and accelerate eﬀorts. Machine learning moves security analytics from diagnostic and descriptive to prescriptive and proactive, leading to faster and more accurate detection.
Three Key Considerations in Securing the Software-Defined Data Center
As IT leaders increasingly look to the software-defined data center (SDDC) for infrastructure modernization, one of the first things they must consider is security. The SDDC represents an evolved, more efficient model for the delivery of IT services. It therefore requires a new approach to security that is designed to leverage the benefits of a
A Guide to Private Cloud Security
Enterprise IT leaders are embracing private clouds to improve agility, reduce costs and accelerate development cycles as they transition to a service-based delivery model. With private cloud, IT can achieve virtually all the key benefits of the public cloud—such as resource pooling, self-service provisioning and elastic scalability—while asserting greater control over security, protection and compliance.
Security and Accountability in the Cloud Data Center: A SANS Survey
This report summarizes the second annual SANS survey of IT professionals using a variety of cloud providers and service models, including SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS implementations. What has changed this year? Has the state of cloud security improved? Stayed the same? Worsened? Some of the top takeaways from this year’s survey include: • 70% of
Cloud usage is Now Over 90% But IT is Struggling to Keep Up. Are You?
Cloud usage is now over 90% but IT is struggling to keep up. Are you? Cloud Adoption Grows. Concerns Remain. 1,400 IT Security professionals from around the globe report their organizations have been adopting cloud at a rapid pace and trusting more sensitive data to reside there.
Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky
Over 90% of companies now use the cloud, yet IT is clearly struggling to secure these services. What’s alarming is that, as trust in public clouds grows, more sensitive data is being stored there, potentially exposing your enterprise. In fact, half of all organizations report tracing malware back to a SaaS application. A big culprit
Not Today Zero-Day
This whitepaper provides data points on malware and stresses the importance on emulation, which reduces “firefighting” and dramatically lowers security costs and freeing up resources for more strategic initiatives such as endpoint detection and response.
Data Loss Prevention Best Practices for Healthcare: The Perils of Data Loss
Healthcare organizations are obligated by law to comply with the HITECH Omnibus Final Rule, which includes encrypting and protecting ePHI (Electronic Protected Health Information) data. Investigations and fines in the millions of dollars can be the results of noncompliance. This white paper outlines the basic steps toward better data loss prevention for healthcare organizations—from data