Microsoft Publishes Cloud Security Assessment

The biggest inhibitor to Cloud Computing adoption is, without doubt, security. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has been working to alleviate these concerns–or at least bring transparency to the security procedures and processes of cloud providers. Their mission statement is stated as follows : “To promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance […]
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Compare Cloud Security to Your Security

There’s an assumption people make that if they put their data in the cloud it is less secure. There are three aspects to security: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. They are known as the CIA security model. Confidentiality Private data is kept confidential using encryption. This might require encrypting the data in the database. When transporting […]
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Amazon EC2 Security Groups for Elastic Beanstalk

Amazon’s Elastic Beanstalk is an elegant Platform as a Service (PaaS) for Java application deployment. Anybody who has provisioned servers with the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) will be familiar with configuring security groups. A security group is like a firewall, and defines a set of permissions for accessing Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources. More details […]
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What’s Different about Security in the Cloud?

Well, in many ways, nothing, really. Since the advent of “cloud computing” we are certainly considering “security” under a microscope and in a new light. The truth is, though, that security is still just security. Maybe the cloud model has changed the specifics of “who does what” but all the stuff we’ve learned before still […]
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Could Cloud Have Prevented Security Concerns of Home Secretary?

Today I awoke to the news that UK Home Secretary Teresa May had left her engagement book in an auditorium last Sunday. There were concerns that the lapse put the home secretary and her colleagues at risk because of the details it contained. The book was left by her personal protection secretary. So what has […]
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