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The current state of data protection laws in Europe is confusing business users and IT specialists with huge differences across the continent in attitudes to cloud data and data protection

Security breaches are on the rise, with the majority coming from to staff rather than outsiders, but worryingly nearly 10% of UK companies clueless over how many security breaches they have suffered in the last 12 months finds a PwC report


Security business TripWire has released a free tool on their GitHub repository to help businesses check if their business is vulnerable to the BASH Shellshock vulnerability.

The legal sector are moving to the cloud with the blessing of the top legal associations such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Law Society, and are adopting a ‘guide not prescribe’ stance  

A little off-topic but we thought that we’d pass on this piece of information from Mark James, security expert at ESET to help you to decide if you have the latest vulnerability to the GNU Bourne Again Shell (BASH) aka Shellshock.  

Jeffrey Lyon looks at some of the ways to combat DDos attacks on your cloud real-estate

Data centres are complex, expensive and as Colt have found out stressful with the majority of IT managers reporting nightmares at the very thought of a data centre.

A new study in to the future of the Internet of things from Beecham Research underlines how security needs urgent attention if the IoT is to succeed

Thursday, 11 September 2014 02:08

Salesforce issues security alert on Dyre Malware

A security partner of Salesforce has advised Salesforce that their systems maybe the next target of the Dyre financial services malware

Lawrence Garvin, Head Geek and technical product marketing manager at SolarWinds, takes a deep look into data encryption and considers its importance when it comes to the transmission and storage of data in cloud services

The fear uncertainty and doubt over cloud security is over-hyped and fails to match up with experiences claims the Cloud Industry Forum

IBM and Intel bring new security features to the cloud have got together to add security to their solutions down to a chip-level to boost hybrid cloud deployments

US cloud visibility and enablement company, Skyhigh Networks announced an advanced data governance solution for Box users at Boxworks 2014. 

Public sector cloud services business Skyscape has been chosen to provide infrastructure services to bolster the national pool of cyber security skills

Identity, security and log management solutions from Alert Logic, Threat Manager, Log Manager Achieve VMware Ready, have been added to the list of official VMware vCloud Air solutions

Businesses around the world prefer to keep their data stored in a cloud within 150 miles of their business location finds a survey by Acronis

Ian Wells, VP North-West Europe, of Veeam explains why in terms of data protection, moving to the cloud does not mean reinventing the wheel

Bob West, Chief Trust Officer, at CipherCloud explains why the IT department needs to adopt data protection strategies that will enable cloud adoption without losing control of their data or falling out of compliance.

Intermedia’s 2014 SMB Rogue Access Study explores the security threat posed by former employees and finds some worrying statistics on employees leaving with cloud application user names and passwords to Salesforce, PayPal & other sensitive corporate apps.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 17:45

Kaseya acquires Scorpion Software

Kaseya acquires Scorpion Software adding their identity and access management products to form a new Identity Management as a Service (IDaaS) offering

Rackspace joins the Vormetric cloud partner programme and can now offer data-at-rest encryption and access control solutions

A new solution to the problem of encrypting data with your own secure key management solution in public cloud solution such as Salesforce or Office 365 has been developed through a collaboration between Skyhigh Networks and SafeNet

The latest version of Catbird security provides security policy automation & enforcement across leading cloud platforms including OpenStack

New annual pricing model for SafeNet ProtectV and Virtual KeySecure solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace, can help reduce customer spend by up to 40%.

NaviSite has partnered with VMware to produce an Enterprise Mobility Management solution to complement their cloud and hosting services.


Cloud identity-management business Okta has joined with partners Slalom Consulting, Softchoice, Intellinet and Convergent Computing and extended their Microsoft integration to create a “Single Source of Truth” across all Microsoft products

Andy Travers explains why employees are increasingly the weak link in a businesses’ security policy and why IT managers need to develop strong policies and strategies to take account of the personal cloud.

A quarter of all security attacks in the UK are now targeted at web services and applications with technology companies taking the lion’s share of the threats

The Bank of England CIO comes over all nanny state and says be careful out there when it comes to jumping on to the cloud.

OneLogin now has automatic pairing of ids with Office 365 to reduce complexity of assigning the correct licenses to different users.



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