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As a cloud security vendor, we often get questioned about public cloud security and how secure is the public cloud. To answer this question I’d like to start by defining what “public cloud” means before we’ll focus on the cloud security question: (public) cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, and is usually categorized into three service models: software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a services (IaaS) and platform as a Service (PaaS). When it comes to public cloud security, all leading cloud providers are investing significant efforts and resources in securing and certifying their datacenters. Therefore the leading public cloud providers themselves are  highly secured (and have the certifications to back it up). But if we’ll further dive in and review the security risks in your own account within your public cloud ... (more)

Cloud Security: Encryption Is Key

Today, with enterprises migrating to the cloud, the security challenge around protecting data is greater than ever before. Keeping data private and secure has always been a business imperative. But for many companies and organizations, it has also become a compliance requirement and a necessity to stay in business. Standards including HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI DSS and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act all require that organizations protect their data at rest and provide defenses against data loss and threats. Public cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than ... (more)

Top Cloud Security Tips for CISOs By @Porticor | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Cloud security is a top concern for chief security officers. In almost any enterprise, cloud migration is a given fact and recent attacks have proven, yet again, that data security is a critical component in any cloud migration strategy. Below are four tips, specific to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud security. Migrate your data - own your security When moving to the cloud, companies have the natural tendency to look for security solutions from their cloud provider of choice. IaaS providers are very good at managing storage, computation resources, and virtual machines, ... (more)

Cloud Healthcare with HIPAA Compliance By @Ariel_Dan | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Case Study | Orbograph: Cloud Healthcare with HIPAA Compliance and Safe Harbor Orbograph is an innovative healthcare ISV that provides Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management (HRCM) solutions, online medical scheduling, PHR, and other services to hospitals and clinics. The Leader: Ran Rothschild, Director of Operations The Project: The company's next generation of products launched as a cloud service. The Challenge Orbograph was seeking to benefit from the advantages of cloud computing (elasticity, flexibility, cost-effectiveness) without compromising full compliance with HIPAA, Saf... (more)

PCI DSS 3.0 Deadline Is Upon Us By @Porticor | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

2014 was a year of cloud security and compliance accomplishments and 2015 will certainly bring new challenges and new successes. In 2014, we worked closely with many customers who needed to adhere to HIPAA and PCI DSS compliance requirements. We made sure all bases were covered, data was protected, and compliance was achieved. Though PCI DSS 3.0 was officially released on November 7, 2013 and became effective on January 1, 2014, its compliance deadline took effect a year later, on January 1, 2015. This infographic explains what you need to know about PCI DSS 3.0. The changes fr... (more)