Enterprise cloud data security company Perspecsys has launched AppProtex Mobile to enable enterprises to discover how applications are being used, evaluate cloud use patterns and identify risky behaviors.
By Richard Adhikari
Yahoo’s new CISO Alex Stamos is wasting no time shoring up the company’s weak security. His first moves have been encryption-focused, but that’s just for starters. Hiring Stamos “was a great move,” said SilverSky CTO Andrew Jaquith. “He’s got serious street cred … . Assuming he gets the funding and authority he needs, Yahoo should be able to make some serious strides.”
By John Biers
New York (AFP) – Investors are pumping millions of dollars into encryption as unease about data security drives a rising need for ways to keep unwanted eyes away from personal and corporate information.
Major data breaches at Target and other retailers that have made data security a boardroom issue at companies large and small.
By Gerry Grealish
The changing regulatory and compliance environment around data privacy necessitate improved methods of protecting sensitive information sent to the cloud. Encryption is one strategy cloud service providers use to protect enterprise cloud data from cybercriminals and any unauthorized access. Cloud Data Encryption mathematically transforms data so that it is undecipherable without the “key” that can be used to change the data back to its original form.
By Robert Westervelt
IT security professionals who deal with a variety of cloud security issues say they are increasingly advocating that business executives keep them in the loop when considering the use of any new cloud-based services. Forward-thinking firms have created a policy and a formalized process that keep security and the company’s legal team involved in decisions. But IT security teams are still being left out of the decision-making process and others have no idea of the extent of cloud services being used across their business units, according to a survey of 130 security professionals at RSA Conference conducted by McLean, Va.-based cloud security gateway vendor PerspecSys. Here are some of the key findings.
By Eric Blattberg
Most security professionals think securing data in the cloud is harder than keeping on-premises systems safe, but they’re preparing for a cloudy future regardless.
Of 130 security professionals polled at the 2014 RSA conference, 74% view cloud security as a bigger concern this year than in 2013, according to a survey by cloud data protection company PerSpecsys. 66% think the cloud is substantially more difficult to secure than on-premise options.
Survey results from RSA Conference show companies are not being proactive enough to protect sensitive data in the cloud.
By Marcos Colón, Online Editor
Enterprises are still not being proactive enough in securing the data they have in the cloud, according to a recent study.
A survey taken at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, conducted on the show floor by cloud service provider PerspecSys, features responses from 130 security professionals on their respective organization’s approach to securing cloud data.
By Judith Lamont, Ph.D.
Recently, high-profile cases involving breaches of privacy have pointed the spotlight at the ongoing need to ensure that personal information is properly protected. The issue is multidimensional, involving regulations, corporate policies, reputational concerns and developments in technology. “Every time data is handled there is an opportunity for a privacy mishap to occur,” says Sam Pfeifle, publications director at the International Association for Privacy Professionals (IAPP). “Moreover, technology is moving quickly in terms of the ability to collect data, and the laws are not keeping up with how data is managed.”
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