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Addressing Data Security Challenges in the Cloud

I. INTRODUCTION

Enterprises increasingly recognize cloud computing’s compelling economic and operational benefits. Virtualizing and pooling IT resources in the cloud enables organizations to realize significant cost savings and accelerates deployment of new applications. However, those valuable business benefits cannot be unlocked without addressing new data security challenges posed by cloud computing.

Deploying confidential information and critical IT resources in the cloud raises concerns about vulnerability to attack, especially because of the anonymous, multi-tenant nature of cloud computing. Applications and storage volumes often reside next to potentially hostile virtual environments, leaving information at risk to theft, unauthorized exposure or malicious manipulation. Moreover, it’s possible for remnant data to persist when consumers vacate cloud volumes but vendors do not recycle storage devices securely. Governmental regulation of data privacy and location presents the additional concern of significant legal and financial consequences if data confidentiality is breached, or if cloud providers inadvertently move regulated data across national borders.

As a global leader in content security, Trend Micro has pioneered SecureCloud – a next-generation advancement that enables enterprises and other organizations to operate safely and securely in the cloud. SecureCloud represents a patented security infrastructure specifically engineered to control the security and privacy of data deployed to any cloud computing environment.

Keeping Information Secure in your Office

In the age that we live in, data security should be at the top of business owners’ minds. We can no longer simply lock the filing cabinet with a key and assume our files are safe. The fact that we live our lives in a digital world is enough for us to be very careful in terms of how we store and access our important information.

The information that we store is also not always necessarily ours. Business owners will store their client and customer information as well. This information needs extra security and care because clients trust that their information is safe with the companies they do business with.

Visual Data Security White Paper

Introduction

Welcome to Secure’s White Paper on Visual Data Security.

As data gets ever more versatile and mobile, we want to make sure that individuals, businesses, organisations and governments across Europe are aware of the threats posed by visual data security breaches.

Simply put, visual data security is ensuring that information cannot be seen by unauthorised individuals. This is particularly important when dealing with private or sensitive information, and the threat of a breach has risen enormously with the shift in working practices towards increased mobility, flexibility and shared resources.

This White Paper has been commissioned to give some background to visual data security and  provide simple, easy to follow advice on how to prevent a breach and protect individuals’ personal data and organisations’ commercially sensitive information.

It’s not about constraining people’s working habits or holding back the tide, but about embracing new trends and empowering employers and employees to take small steps to work in a safe and secure manner.

By promoting a greater understanding of these risks and the behavioural and practical procedures that can be adopted to reduce them, we hope to enhance data security across the continent.

We hope you find the Paper of interest. For any further information please don’t hesitate to contact us on info@visualdatasecurity.eu.

Happy reading and stay secure!

Download Full Whitepaper: Visual Data Security White Paper

Document Solutions and the Evolving Nature of Data Theft

As what was once the future slowly turns into the present, we can expect technology to become more and more advanced. As a general rule, the advancement of technology is not partial to any particular area; therefore, we can readily assume that advancement in the field of data theft will mimic the advancement of data security. This simply means that each sector of technology in regard to data security is trying to stay one step ahead of the other. Identity thieves will be inventing new ways to steal important information or identities while programmers looking to thwart these thieves will invent better ways of preventing or protecting valuable data.

Some ways that identity thieves are using the Internet to steal valuable information have already been uncovered by industry experts. This has allowed document management systems and document solutions offered by various companies to adapt to the ever-present threat of identity and data theft. If your company is currently operating in a high-threat industry such as the medical or legal field, maybe it’s time that you looked into document solutions for your business designed to protect your data.

Document Solutions and the Evolving Nature of Data Theft

As what was once the future slowly turns into the present, we can expect technology to become more and more advanced. As a general rule, the advancement of technology is not partial to any particular area; therefore, we can readily assume that advancement in the field of data theft will mimic the advancement of data security.

Enterprise Data Security – A Case Study

Abstract

This article is a case study about an Enterprise Data Security project including the strategy that addresses key areas of focus for database security encompassing all major RDBMS platforms. It presents the current state of database security tools and processes, the current needs of a typical enterprise, and a plan forevolving the data security. This strategy will help set direction for the blueprint of data security and provide a composite high level view of data security policies and procedures for the purpose of satisfying growing regulatory and compliance requirements and develop high level timeline and for all steps of development. This article presents a three steps strategy to address current outstanding audit concerns and positioning to more readily address the evolving regulatory landscape. 

1 Overview

As security, regulatory, and compliance pressures continue to be a key driver for XYZ Company, the technical environment supporting our business will need to be continually reviewed and enhanced to ensure all requirements are met. The database environment is extremely sensitive based on the fact that a large percentage of data at XYZ Company resides in our RDBMS platforms. These environments have been audited and scrutinized on a regular basis and will continue to be as we move forward. Although the database environments at XYZ Company are protected by tightened perimeter security measures, advanced authentication, authorization and access control security measures, and are considered to be a secure environment which effectively protect XYZ Company data from external intrusions, we must continue to look for opportunities to increase the overall security and compliance of these environment based on evolving needs, as well as, new technologies that can enhance the environment. Through compliance activities such as internal audits, SOX, GLBA, PCI, and others, other opportunities have been identified to better secure this environment.  

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