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.

View from the airport: Microsoft Ignite 2019

Opinion
12 Nov, 2019
Dale Walker

After a conference full of pragmatism, compromise and humble pie, it’s time Microsoft went back to basics

Firefox scraps extension sideloading over malware fears

News
1 Nov, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Installation methods will need to be updated after 10 March 2020

Businesses stung by highly convincing Office 365 voicemail scam

News
31 Oct, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

This latest wave of phishing attacks incorporates real audio recordings to create a sense of urgency

Android gets new security sandboxing features

News
18 Oct, 2019
Adam Shepherd

Google brings mobile site isolation to Chrome to protect against ‘Spectre-like’ attacks

Box: We're in the business of protecting companies from themselves

In-depth
10 Oct, 2019
Bobby Hellard

CIO Paul Chapman explains why he launches phishing attacks against his own company

Cloud security

Trust in public Virtual Cloudsviders’ security is increasing

Analysis
8 Oct, 2019
Zach Cooper

Enhanced security measures are encouraging use of cloud computing

Cisco WebEx and Zoom video hit by security flaw

News
1 Oct, 2019
Nicole Kobie

Web conferencing platforms could let attackers snoop on conference calls, says Cequence Security

Microsoft issues urgent Internet Explorer and Windows Defender security patches

News
24 Sep, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Attackers are actively exploiting a web browser bug to seize control of user accounts

Cloud security

CISOs now say cloud technology is ‘just as safe’ as on-prem

News
4 Sep, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Multi-cloud adopters are more than twice as likely to suffer a data breach than single-cloud and hybrid cloud

Carbon Black execs reveal post-acquisition plans

In-depth
29 Aug, 2019
Adam Shepherd

Security firm CEO and CTO talk integration, growth and Gelsinger

Pentagon

Oracle to appeal "unlawful" decision on JEDI contract lawsuit

News
27 Aug, 2019
Dale Walker

Company argues claims court fails to address federal law conflicts

What to look for in a secure cloud system

In-depth
27 Aug, 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?

Kaspersky extends Office 365 protections to OneDrive

News
23 Aug, 2019
Daniel Todd

Move will help protect users from malware spread through shared drives, security firm claims

Mozilla, Google move to block Kazakhstan's attempts to spy on its citizens

News
21 Aug, 2019
Dale Walker

The forced use of a government certificate has been described as an 'attack on user security'

Microsoft launches bug bounty programme for Chromium-based Edge

News
21 Aug, 2019
Connor Jones

The latest browser from Microsoft will offer rewards twice the value of the previous HTML build

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