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Top 8 cloud risks according to ENISA

Does security in the cloud ever bother you? It would be weird if it didn’t. Cloud computing has a lot of benefits, but also a lot of risks if done in the wrong way. So what are the most important risks? The European Network Information Security Agency did extensive research on that, and identified 35 […]

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Simple SaaS security tips

Most people and companies are now using a significant amount of SaaS solutions. Companies are running sales support software, file sharing, collaboration, e-mail and a lot more in the cloud. But that usage also leads to concerns about the security of those solutions. How safe are they? What risks do we run? Here are a […]

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New cloud security certification CCSP to complement CCSK

Cloud security certification is getting a new dimension. (Update: I wrote a brief comparison of CCSP versus CCSK). In 2015 the Cloud Security Alliance and (ISC)2 announced a new cloud security certification: Certified Cloud Security Professional or CCSP for short. Read the official announcement here and here. CCSP is supposed to be a more extensive certification […]

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Cloud Roadmap for Banks

A few days ago I did a webinar titled: How Banks Can Speed Products To Market Through Systematic Selection And Approval Of Cloud Services The Cloud Security Alliance recently published a service on the adoption of cloud in the financial services industry. In this webinar  I analyse that report, and put it in the context […]

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Three obstacles in cloud adoption

Don’t go to the cloud if you see no benefit. And in a lot of situations there is no benefit in jumping on the cloud band wagon. But a lot of companies are seeing benefits in cloud, yet they feel constrained in realizing those benefits. Here are a couple of reasons that we see in […]

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Feature continuity is a cloud risk to manage

Procurement departments often have an issue with one of the intrinsic characteristics of cloud computing, which is that the provider defines the service. It is not the consumers that define the service, though they may be able to configure it. Is this good or bad? A procurement department is used to managing service risk by […]

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Three ways of adding value with cloud computing

Why do businesses invest in IT and cloud computing? I see three different reasons. The most obvious one is to reduce the cost of IT. This is apparent in questions like: ‘Is a cloud e-mail solution cheaper than having your own mail server’? In my experience there is typically no business case for migration in such […]

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