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Category: Cloud security


Cloud security, Network security

Shadow IT, IaaS & the Security Imperative

January 22, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Organizations must strengthen their security posture in cloud environments. That means considering five critical elements about their infrastructure, especially when it operates as an IaaS. Shadow IT, the use of technology outside the IT purview, is becoming a tacitly approved […]


Cloud security

Beware the man in the cloud: How to protect against a new breed of cyberattack

January 21, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

One malicious tactic that has become quite prevalent in recent years is known as a ‘man in the cloud’ (MitC) attack. This attack aims to access victims’ accounts without the need to obtain compromised user credentials beforehand. Below, this article […]


Cloud security, Malware

Cryptomining Malware Uninstalls Cloud Security Products

January 17, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers say they have discovered a unique malware family capable of gaining admin rights on targeted systems by uninstalling cloud-security products. Instances of the malicious activity are tied to coin-mining malware targeting Linux servers. Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42, which […]


Cloud security, Vulnerabilities

Hack Allows Escape of Play-with-Docker Containers

January 15, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers hacked the Docker test platform called Play-with-Docker, allowing them to access data and manipulate any test Docker containers running on the host system. The proof-of-concept hack does not impact production Docker instances, according to CyberArk researchers that developed the […]


Cloud security

Most organizations are migrating data for ERP apps to the cloud

January 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

According to a Cloud Security Alliance survey, 69 percent of organizations are migrating data for popular ERP applications to the cloud, moving to major cloud infrastructure-as-a-service providers, with the overwhelming majority, almost 90 percent, stating that these applications are business-critical. […]


Cloud security

Attackers Use Google Cloud to Target US, UK Banks

December 27, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Employees at financial services firms hit with an email attack campaign abusing a Google Cloud storage service. A malicious email campaign has been found abusing a Google Cloud Storage service to host a payload sent to employees of financial services […]


Cloud security

CISO challenges and the path to cutting edge security

December 11, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Zane Lackey is the co-founder and CSO at Signal Sciences, and the author of Building a Modern Security Program (O’Reilly Media). He serves on multiple Advisory Boards including the National Technology Security Coalition, the Internet Bug Bounty Program, and the […]


Cloud security, Network security

Detecting malicious behavior blended with business-justified activity

December 3, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

With organizations moving to the cloud and remote workers becoming the rule rather than the exception, the definition of the network is changing. Add to this the increasing use of IoT devices, encryption and engagement in shadow IT practices, and […]


Cloud security

Fugue Risk Manager protects against data breaches with self-healing cloud infrastructure

November 28, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, Fugue Risk Manager can identify compliance violations in cloud environments and remediate unauthorized infrastructure changes. Enterprise cloud teams can use Fugue Risk Manager to scan cloud infrastructure to identify policy violations for a number of compliance […]


Cloud security

Cloud interoperability and app mobility outrank cost and security for primary hybrid cloud benefits

November 16, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Enterprises plan to increase hybrid cloud usage, with 91% stating hybrid cloud as the ideal IT model, but only 18% stating they have that model today, according to Nutanix. Application mobility across any cloud is a top priority for 97% […]