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The Security of Things

Frank Arriaga

It's easy to get sidetracked by all the bright lights and shiny new gadgets that the era of the iOT has brought with it. But it’s time to step out of the haze, and take a minute to talk about security.

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Topics: security, IoT

Lessons from Delta: Systems will fail. Business doesn't have to.

Lilac Schoenbeck

What happened to Delta Airlines this week and Southwest a few weeks back isn't abnormal. 

To the non-nerd, the realities of how delicately our entire way of life is balanced on the head of a CIO is alarming. To anyone in the business, it's life. 

To the non-geek, hardware failures are esoteric and should be avoidable. To anyone who can recall a data center's unique smell, it's a daily problem.

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Topics: DRaaS, security

Another addition to the Cloud Security Tool-Box

Monica Brink

Our recent survey on cloud security indicated that IT and the business are now aligned in terms of security priorities with the data showing that the two groups overwhelmingly agree that they would rather delay a new application deployment than deploy to a potentially insecure environment.

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Topics: security, ECS-AS

Experts Say: Trust but Verify Cloud Security - Webinar with EMA's David Monahan

Lilac Schoenbeck

As you may have seen, iland did a survey recently with Enterprise Management associates, in which some remarkable elements emerged:

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Topics: survey, security

Do You Gotta Have Faith in Your Cloud Security?

Lilac Schoenbeck

A few months ago, I embarked on a survey with David Monehan of Enterprise Management Associates. In that survey, we wanted to better understand the way in which cloud deployment impacts IT security and compliance posture of companies across North America. 

It was enlightening - and I've been singing George Michael ever since.

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Topics: IaaS, Compliance, survey, security

Trust But Verify: Cloud Security Infographic

Lilac Schoenbeck

In a survey we recently completed with Enterprise Management Associates, it became clear that while security technologies are heavily deployed in cloud, nearly 50% of security folks are forced to just trust in the security and compliance of their cloud vendors.

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Topics: Compliance, survey, security

Buying cloud is just like packing for a trip

Lilac Schoenbeck

I have often been challenged to write blogs that link cloud or DR to something utterly random - like Downton Abbey or ice cream. Let me start by saying - this is not one of those blogs (but you're welcome to leave suggestions - I welcome them). 

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Topics: IaaS, security

Getting Practical about UK Cloud Security Challenges

Monica Brink

Cloud_Security.jpgWith cloud adoption speeding up in the UK and across Europe, it’s encouraging to see the conversation move from cloud adoption challenges (often centred around security and compliance) towards practical ways to address them. This BBC article touches on some of the practical ways of addressing cloud security including:

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Topics: security

Wait - Am I running the security software for my cloud?

Lilac Schoenbeck

One of the most interesting organizational shifts in the world of cloud has been the change in division of responsibility. After over a decade in this wild space, I can tell you - the lines are far from clear - and even further from where we thought they would be. 

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Topics: DRaaS, IaaS, Compliance, security

The Latest Safe Harbor Developments for the EU - Don't Miss the Webinar!

Monica Brink

Since the dissolution of the EU Safe Harbor agreement late last year, more questions than answers have arisen about how to remain compliant with EU data transfer laws. We’re hosting a Webinar on Jan 26th to explore recent legislation changes and the key steps you as an EU business need to take to remain compliant. 

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Topics: security

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