Security

Processing or storing sensitive data outside your organisation creates security concerns and cloud users should demand transparency from service providers.

An organisation’s risk appetite will direct the level at which they use the cloud. Some things may be deemed just too risky to outsource and if your provider doesn’t offer a good disaster recovery plan, you may want to think again. But on the other hand some service providers offer higher levels of encryption than a small company could afford to go out and get for itself.

Fearful woman

Amazon claims AWS Rekognition can now detect fear

News
14 Aug, 2019
Bobby Hellard

The cloud giant has updated its facial recognition software as regulators mull the privacy concerns of the technology

Slack on phone

Slack unveils new admin security controls

News
7 Aug, 2019
Bobby Hellard

Collaboration platform now supports 2FA, data sharing limits and device blocking

The majority of Chrome extension installs are split across these 13 apps

News
5 Aug, 2019
Connor Jones

Figures show 87% of all extensions have fewer than 1,000 installs

G Suite now offers enhanced security for high-risk users

News
1 Aug, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Mandatory FIDO keys and auto-blocking of third-party apps comprise the tougher standards

Thousands of sites fall to Magecart 'spray and pray' attack

News
12 Jul, 2019
Connor Jones

In another case of misconfigured Amazon S3 buckets, attackers will likely make a decent ROI despite low success rate

Robot hand and human hand joining together behind a blue security shield icon on a dark background

Benefits of AI and machine learning for cloud security

Advice
8 Jul, 2019
Grace Halverson Esther Kezia Thorpe

AI and machine learning may not be a silver bullet, but they can still play an important part in cloud security strategies

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft warns of remote execution exploit in Excel

News
27 Jun, 2019
Connor Jones

Hackers can leverage a Dynamic Data Exchange protocol used across the entire Microsoft Office Suite

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AWS hopes to entice more cloud customers with streamlined security tools

News
25 Jun, 2019
Dale Walker

Control Tower and Security Hub services are now generally available to customers

Cyber security crisis looms as 72% of professionals consider leaving their jobs

News
28 May, 2019
Jane McCallion

Alert fatigue and lack of talent are pushing information security specialists to the brink

What to expect from Citrix Synergy 2019

Opinion
17 May, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

With concerns mounting, the digital workspace company has no choice but to dazzle in Atlanta

Typing a secure password

'Uncrackable' passwords introduced to Microsoft Azure

News
17 May, 2019
Connor Jones

Responding to community feedback, Microsoft has raised the character limit of its passwords for Azure AD

What to look for in a secure cloud system

In-depth
1 May, 2019
Esther Kezia Thorpe Grace Halverson

Not all cloud solutions support the same level of security, so what should organisations look out for when choosing a solution?

Email security market to boom as firms head to the cloud

News
15 Apr, 2019
Clare Hopping

Security vendors should take advantage of this trends, offering new products and services

Demonstration of how PaaSK works from Google Cloud Next

Android phones become Google's most secure form of MFA

News
10 Apr, 2019
Connor Jones

Those running version 7.0 or later will be able to turn their phone into a phishing-resistant safeguard

Google Next

Google Cloud doubles down on security at Next

News
10 Apr, 2019
Connor Jones

The company has announced over 100 new security products and services during the past two years

Patched Chrome exploit worked hand-in-hand with critical Windows bug

News
8 Mar, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Google has only seen the vulnerabilities actively exploited on 32-bit Windows 7 machines

Hackers target Elasticsearch clusters in fresh malware campaign

News
27 Feb, 2019
Rene Millman

Old versions of analytics tool could be used to spread cryptocurrency miners

Bare metal flaw allows hackers to put backdoors into cloud servers

News
27 Feb, 2019
Rene Millman

Cloudbourne exploit could enable hackers to attack any client on cloud-based servers

Office workplace security

Check Point reveals cloud and mobile security threats are growing

News
22 Feb, 2019
Clare Hopping

IT professionals are refusing to implement mobile-based security, despite accepting they're open to hacking

Popular password managers found to have serious flaws

News
21 Feb, 2019
Clare Hopping

The four market-leading password managers all have worrying vulnerabilities