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Cloud Computing Forces Data Governance Issue

With security positioned as the number-one issue holding back the adoption of cloud computing by luminaries such as RSA president Art Coviello in his recent RSA Conference 2010 keynote, there’s obviously a lot of gnashing of teeth over the relative security merits of cloud computing. Some argue that cloud computing platforms provide greater levels of […]

RSA: Cutting Through the Cloud Security Talk

Cloud security was a key buzz phrase at this year’s RSA conference in San Francisco this past week. But just what security concerns were top of mind – and how organizations should grade those risks – can be difficult to answer. Most would agree cloud computing has become one of the catch phrases of this […]

RSA, Intel, and VMware Take a Big Step Forward in Cloud Security

Yesterday RSA announced new controls for virtual infrastructure security in cloud environments. Concerns regarding security and compliance have been primary factors preventing large enterprises from placing production workloads on shared virtual infrastructure in the cloud. Yesterday’s announcement and proof-of-concept didn’t solve all of public cloud’s security woes, but it brought us closer to a practical […]

Cloud Security’s Seven Deadly Sins

A new study, Top Threats to Cloud Computing V1.0, conducted by the Cloud Security Alliance, identifies seven types of security risks present in cloud computing. Many of the threats also apply to corporate networks, but can be exacerbated by both the openness and scale of cloud services. The study was released at the RSA Conference […]

Cloud Security Alliance To Tackle Cloud Standards

Members of the standards body include Novell, Microsoft, Dell, Rackspace, Qualys, HP, Intel, Cisco, McAfee,, and Symantec. Novell and the Cloud Security Alliance have announced a vendor-neutral "Trusted Cloud Initiative" for developing standards and certification of cloud security, compliance, identity management and other best practices. While cloud computing is a popular topic, it lacks […]

HyTrust Appliance Receives RSA Secured Certification with RSA SecurID to Enable Two-Factor Authentication for the Secure Administration of Virtual Infrastructure

HyTrust, Inc. (, the leader in policy management and access control for virtual infrastructure, today announced it has joined the RSA Secured® Partner Program to certify interoperability between HyTrust Appliance and the RSA SecurID® system from RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE:EMC). This certification signifies that an interoperability partnership has been established to increase […]

Cisco, VMware, NetApp Link Up on Cloud Security

Cisco, VMware and NetApp have announced a three-way partnership and a new architecture for secure, multi-tenant cloud datacentres. The Secure Multi-tenancy Design Architecture (SMDA), unveiled on Tuesday, works across existing products from the three companies to isolate the IT resources and applications of different clients or business units that share a common cloud infrastructure, the […]

The Great Cloud Security Challenge: I Triple-Dog-Dare You…

There’s an awful lot of hyperbole being flung back and forth about the general state of security and Cloud-based services. I’ve spent enough time highlighting both the practical and hypothetical (many of which actually have been realized) security issues created and exacerbated by Cloud up and down the stack, from IaaS to SaaS. It seems, […]

Cloud Security Alliance v2.1 Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing Available

Version 2.1 of the Cloud Security Alliance “Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing” is available for download here. It’s important to note that in this version of the guidance there are some notable changes in structure and content focus: The guidance provided herein is the second version of the Cloud Security […]

Use Citrix XenApp in the cloud, but keep your precious data in your enterprise network

Many companies IT departments approach the cloud with some suspicion. A cloud needs to be approached differently than a traditional IT shop. Fundamental assumptions, such as security for instance, also change. I don’t want to go on about cloud security, but I do want to draw your attention to a worked out practical example of […]

Cloud Security In Focus Amid Data Theft Fears

Yeah, I know, this is another one of those "everything changes" moments where we’re prodded into frenzied activity–as opposed to effective action–because an emerging technology has surged ahead of our ability to properly manage it. I’m talking about cloud computing, and the attendant fears not just of data theft, but of breaches of SaaS computing […]

5 Mistakes a Security Vendor Made in the Cloud

When security experts sound the alarm about enterprises embracing cloud computing with little understanding of the risks, it”s usually a case where the expert — working for a vendor — is making a pitch for their employer”s products. That”s all well and good, but here”s the problem — some of them have trouble keeping their […]

HyTrust Aligns with VMware to Bring Trusted Computing to Virtualized Cloud Infrastructure

Today HyTrust demonstrated new technological capabilities jointly developed with Intel and VMware, aimed at enhancing security and policy enforcement in cloud computing environments. This proof of concept combines HyTrust Appliance with Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) and VMware platform technology currently in development to show customers how they can build and enforce policies that […]

HyTrust Awarded Overall Best of Show and Gold Award in Security and Virtualization Category in “Best of VMworld 2009” Awards

HyTrust, Inc., a leader in virtual infrastructure access control, policy management, configuration and compliance announced today that it has received an overall Best of Show and Gold Award in the Security and Virtualization category in “Best of VMworld 2009” awards at the annual VMworld conference being held in San Francisco, CA this week. The winners […]

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