Category: Cloud security

Cloud security, Malware

Cryptojacking of businesses’ cloud resources still going strong

March 18, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

In the past year or so, many cybercriminals have turned to cryptojacking as an easier and more low-key approach for “earning” money. While the value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero has been declining for a while now and Coinhive, […]

Cloud security

2 security tricks your cloud provider won’t tell you

March 12, 2019

Via: InfoWorld

Cloudops (cloud operations) and secops (security operations) are quickly evolving practices. While I’m seeing some errors, what’s more common is that ops teams are leaving important things out. If these missing aspects are not addressed, secops will become problematic quickly. […]

Cloud security

CSA launches compliance assessment program for cloud service providers

March 6, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced STAR Continuous Self Assessment, the first release of an evolving continuous-compliance assessment program for cloud services that gives cloud service providers (CSPs) the opportunity to align their security validation capabilities with cloud security compliance […]

Cloud security

3 barriers to cloud adoption for SMBs and why they shouldn’t matter

March 6, 2019

Via: TechRadar

It’s no secret that cloud technology has been leading the movement towards digital transformation. In fact, a recent survey found that 83 percent of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020. However, the statistic doesn’t account for small […]

Cloud security

Google Chronicle announced Backstory to protect businesses

March 5, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Google Chronicle announced Backstory, a cloud-based enterprise-level threat analytics platform that allows companies quickly investigate incidents, discover vulnerabilities and hunt for cyber threats. Google aims at analyzing network data and logs generated by enterprises on a daily basis and investigate […]

Access control, Cloud security

CyberArk simplifies privileged access security in cloud environments

March 4, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

CyberArk, the global leader in privileged access security, announced ground-breaking new capabilities to simplify the continuous discovery and protection of privileged accounts in cloud environments. The CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution v10.8 is the first-of-its-kind to automate detection, alerting and […]

Cloud security, Network security

Microsoft Debuts Azure Sentinel SIEM, Threat Experts Service

March 1, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Microsoft debuted two new security services: Azure Sentinel, a cloud-native security information and event management (SIEM) system, and Microsoft Threat Experts, a service through which security operations teams can leverage expertise from Microsoft’s experts. The two services arrive at a […]

Cloud security

As Businesses Move Critical Data to Cloud, Security Risks Abound

February 21, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Companies think their data is safer in the public cloud than in on-prem data centers, but the transition is driving security issues. More business-critical data is finding a new home in the public cloud, which 72% of organizations believe is […]

Cloud security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Major Container Security Flaw Threatens Cascading Attacks

February 12, 2019

Via: Threat Post

runc, a building-block project for the container technologies used by many enterprises as well as public cloud providers, has patched a vulnerability that would allow root-level code-execution, container escape and access to the host filesystem. Discovered by researchers Adam Iwaniuk […]

Cloud security

Five qualities to look for in a cloud service provider

February 8, 2019

Via: TechRadar

If you want anything done properly, you should do it yourself, so they say. However, you don’t hammer the nails in with your fist or apply the paint with your fingers. These painful and detailed jobs are trusted to tools, […]