In April 2015 I wrote about “Intelligent Key Management for the Cloud”. In that blog I described the various models for encryption and key management for virtual workloads running in IaaS including:
As we evolve more and more to complete self-contained services like the mainstream Cloud services of Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and Google, I often express concerns about the Cyber aspects being coupled. Enterprises and users are, if they haven’t already, getting more and more comfortable with giving up their physical/virtual servers, applications and storage but are not, and should not, be comfortable giving up control of their sensitive data. The shared responsibility models of Cloud Services Providers (CSPs) delineates between the physical aspects (network, disks, memory, etc.) and the responsibility of what resides in the storage and computer.
Earlier this month, WinMagic announced the general availability of the new security software solution that provides full enterprise controlled key management and encryption for virtual works load running in public and private IaaS environments, SecureDoc CloudVM.
Years ago, tech experts predicted that a new wave of technology would hit the scene and completely rework the way we, well, work. Cloud computing was viewed as the future of the enterprise – at the time, this mysterious yet highly intriguing concept promised to dramatically increased efficiencies that would enable companies to reduce costs and increase business flexibility.
I was fortunate to be able to attend the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco last week. The conference was bigger than ever with lots of new vendors displaying a wide breath of security products.
Employees no longer need to shrug their shoulders and feign ignorance when asked by their IT teams if they’ve heard of DropBox, out of fear that access to such convenient cloud applications would be blocked. The results of a survey commissioned by WinMagic show that IT teams are now not only aware of the rampant popularity of so-called file-sync-and-share solutions like DropBox—they are moving to support their use.
Recently it was revealed that Oregon Health & Science University (OSHU) staff were storing patient data in a cloud storage solution – namely, Google Drive. What’s the big deal? It’s Google, it has to be secure right?