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Latest cloud security publications


How secure is the cloud in 2020?

It’s still commonly assumed that the cloud offers a less secure option compared to on-premises infrastructure. But what are the facts?


VMware patches security bug exposing private cloud infrastructure to complete takeover

Cyber security researchers discovered a flaw in VMware’s cloud-service delivery platform that could have allowed hackers to seize control of enterprise private clouds.

Ethical Hackers working for cyber security company Citadelo discovered the flaw in VMware Cloud Director, previously vCloud Director, during a security audit of Fortune 500 companies using the platform.


Hackers ramp up enterprise cloud attacks as workforces go remote

Enterprise cloud accounts have faced an onslaught of cyber attacks in recent months as organistions increase their use of cloud services and collaboration tools.

That’s according to the latest cloud security research from McAfee, who analysed data from its 30 million global McAfee MVISION Cloud users between January and April.


‘Shadow IoT’ emerging as cloud security threat

83 percent of IoT transactions are happening over unsecured channels A report has warned of a troubling surge in unauthorised IoT devices connected to enterprise networks. US-based cloud security company Zscaler analysed cloud traffic generated by its customers for its latest IoT Traffic report. The company found that “shadow IoT” device traffic is growing rapidly… Read More


One step ahead — Cloudsec is leading security innovation, but companies need more innovators

If the past decade in enterprise IT was owned by cloud, then the next ten years will arguably be defined by our attempt to secure it.

The degree to which cloud has absorbed applications and data is well-documented. While companies are consolidating with hybrid deployments, according to some estimates, 91 percent of organisations have moved some portion of their workloads to the cloud.

As this new territory grows, so too does its attack surface. Organisations need to be armed and ready, yet many are getting into sloppy habits, particularly when it comes to basic data storage practices. Between June 2018 and May 2019 over 2.3 billion files were found on misconfigured or non-secured cloud storage technologies. As cyber security company Forcepoint has framed it, as more companies become “cloud smart,” a large number appear to remain “cloud dumb,” at least when it comes to security.

The oversight is partly because we naturally focus on the ways a new tool can make our lives easier without first considering its side-effects. True, it’s not only a matter of failing to get the basics right. Like with any new technology, it has taken time for us to grasp the multitude of ways that the cloud can leave companies exposed. Compounding this problem is the pace at which cyber hackers conjure up new means of attack.