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Cloud security News
August 11, 2016
Google Cloud Platform kicked off August by adding security features, dropping prices and buying an ISV-focused startup, but networking continues to be a bugaboo.
July 28, 2016
Another Xen bug generated some headlines this week, but it's much ado about nothing for most cloud consumers.
July 20, 2016
Data privacy continues to be a hot-button issue on both sides of the Atlantic, with the Privacy Shield agreement and a big win for Microsoft providing some clarity to this still murky issue.
May 02, 2016
New Google security certifications are welcome, if belated, additions to the cloud platform, providing assurances to enterprise customers about protecting their data.
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BYOK options from public cloud providers like AWS and Azure give users more control over their data encryption keys -- but not without some tradeoffs. Continue Reading
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Certifications are a good starting point to evaluate a cloud provider's security, but users need to dig deeper than a simple checkbox to understand how much risk is involved. Continue Reading
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Security is the number one concern for enterprise IT when it comes to public cloud. Use these five tips to determine the security tools and strategies that will work best for you. Continue Reading
A cloud access security broker provides an extra layer of protection, but IT must choose the tool carefully to avoid weighing down cloud performance. Continue Reading
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