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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

How good, bad or in-between is cloud security?

We chat about it at 2-3 ET Thursday, #CIOchat

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This week's Twitter chat (Aug. 7) will examine cloud security. The main question is "How good or bad is cloud security?"

Below are the other questions that will be posed during the hour long chat from 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday. Hashtag is #CIOchat 

-- Are cloud security fears overblown?

-- Can private or public cloud security match or exceed inhouse data center security?

-- How much does security hinder cloud adoption? Where does security rank on the list of cloud hurdles?

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Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, Security

Six Things Every CEO Should Know About Cybersecurity

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SteveDurbin

The importance of cyber security is no secret to anyone who watches the nightly news or, in this day and age, has attended a board meeting. Senior executives at businesses of all sizes understand that the global economy is still not adequately protected against cyber-attacks, despite years of effort and annual spending in the multi-billion dollar range.

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CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, Security

5 keys to a secure cloud—but no guarantees

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A lot of ink has been spilled about cloud security. Rather than talking about the fear factor—should you trust your mission-critical apps and data to the cloud?—I'd like to share some concrete advice on how to achieve a more secure cloud in a hybrid IT environment. By looking at five key areas when choosing a cloud provider, you can improve the odds that your cloud won't fall prey to a malicious attack or an infrastructure failure. I use the phrase "improve the odds" deliberately, because no cloud solution is failsafe.

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

Rogue clouds need to identified and managed:

Many insights into rogue clouds in this week's Twitter chat

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jdodge

In yesterday's Twitter chat about what CIOs can do to blunt the spread of rogue clouds, there was no consensus, really, but plenty of informed opinion.

Here's the numbers on the chat: 28 participants and 188 Tweets. Now for the insights.

Rogue clouds are going to happen even if the CIO offers alternatives. All the same, protection of corporate assets is paramount and that is aided by employee communication and education.

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Business Issues, Cloud

Top 6 Benefits of Cloud Computing to Enterprises

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johngrady

In today’s technological landscape, it’s not unusual to hear about putting your files “in the cloud.” Everyone seems to be doing it, from personal exchanges to business transactions. In simple terms, cloud computing takes the old system of running programs and saving files onto a computer’s hard drive, and makes it Internet-based instead.


Technology, Cloud, Security

Cloud security fears overblown, but be wary of sloppy SaaS users

Two stories in the past 24 hours offer stark contrast about cloud security.

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jdodge

 Are cloud security fears overblown or understated? I've found two CIO.com stories in the past 24 hours that say yes and yes.

A study from Softchoice says Software as a Service (SaaS) users are "irresponsible' when it comes to security. They're 2x to 10x more careless with passwords and 2x to 16x more casual with file transfers. I take that to mean x times more than non-cloud SaaS users.

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Technology, Cloud, Security, Services

Cloud use "broad and rampant" in enterprises, says survey

File sharing, collaboration and social media used most

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Cloud services in use at enterprises are "broad and rampant," according to a new study of more than 3,000,000 million across 100 companies in financial services, healthcare, high tech, manufacturing, media the and the services industry. 

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Business Issues, Mobility

Mobile is a big deal—just don’t treat it like one

Mobile influencer Benjamin Robbins explains how the right approach to mobility improves the enterprise and revitalizes IT.

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Alec Wagner

Most enterprises today understand the value that mobility offers both their customers and employees. But when they jump on the mobile bandwagon, some organizations psych themselves out when attempting to define their mobile approach.

Discover Performance asked Benjamin Robbins, co-founder of enterprise mobility consultancy Palador, where mobile fits in the enterprise big picture, and what role IT leadership can play in a self-service world of cloud and automation. Perhaps most surprisingly, Robbins surmises that, in some ways, mobile is really no big deal.


Technology, Cloud

Dealing With Cloud Data Vulnerability

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corelynx

One of the biggest hindrance in way of embracing cloud is data security. In cloud the data is stored in a shared resource pool where the infrastructure is made available to all the users indiscriminately. Since the data is hosted in a virtualized space outside the physical in-house data server it becomes vulnerable to violation if not properly monitored and secured. When cloud offers distinct advantages over traditional in-house IT model it has its share of disadvantages too.


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