Christine Drake in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, SaaS, Security, Smart Protection Network, Threats
Jan 19th, 2012 |
When people talk about cloud security it can mean either 1) security for the cloud—security that protects your cloud initiatives, like protection for virtual machines or data stored in the cloud; or 2) security from the cloud such as Security as a Service that uses the cloud to deliver some aspect of protection, like hosted email or web security. Here, I’d like to focus on security from the cloud that’s delivered in a hybrid model—a cloud-client architecture.
Using the cloud for security can deliver faster threat protection and better security. Traditional security has relied on signature...
Christine Drake in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, Consumerization of IT, Secure Data Centers, Securing the Cloud, Security, Smart Protection Network, Threats, Threats from the Cloud, VMware
Oct 7th, 2011 |
Traditionally businesses have focused their IT security on perimeter defense—blocking threats before they enter the network. This protection is still important. But with today’s cloud computing, mobile devices, and advanced persistent threats (APTs), businesses need security that protects their data wherever it travels and in whatever type of device it resides, requiring new data-centric security.
Earlier this week, Trend Micro held its annual insight event for the analyst community and announced our new vision on data-centric security (see video clips of the event here and here). Back...
Dave Asprey in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, Cyber crime, Deep Security, hybrid-cloud, IaaS, Malware, Privacy, Compliance and Identity, private cloud, public cloud, Secure Data Centers, Securing the Cloud, Security, Smart Protection Network, Threats from the Cloud, Virtualization
Jun 5th, 2011 |
For the last few months, we’ve been conducting a cloud, virtualization, and VDI security survey of 1200 IT professionals from larger companies in 6 countries around the world. Not only did I get to help shape the questions on the survey, I’ve also been on the team interpreting the results.
We’ve learned more than a few things we actually were not expecting to learn. Here is a collection of the most interesting top findings about the state of cloud and virtualization security. I’ll be blogging about some of them in more detail over the next few weeks, but in the meantime, here is the big...
Dave Asprey in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, Cyber crime, DataCenter, Deep Security, hybrid-cloud, IaaS, private cloud, public cloud, SaaS, Secure Data Centers, Securing the Cloud, Security, Smart Protection Network, Threats from the Cloud
Jun 2nd, 2011 |
This is pretty cool. I gave a talk last week at the Glue Conference in Denver about how ambient clouds ( http://cloud.trendmicro.com/good-clouds-evil-clouds-why-microsoft-has… )work and even used Skype as an example of a massive-scale ambient cloud.
This case raises some very important new questions around ambient clouds. For instance, if you create an ambient cloud, one that you control using your own protocol, but where you have no control over when an endpoint may join it, what are the legal implications if someone else uses your protocol?
In an open source world, slapping a lawsuit on...
Rik Ferguson in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, Cyber crime, Malware, Securing the Cloud, Security, Smart Protection Network, Threats, Threats from the Cloud
May 31st, 2011 |
With the launch announcements of various Google Chrome netbooks, the focus of the press and security companies alike is beginning to take a closer look at the security promises made and also at some of the more ’media friendly‘ statements such as, “…users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates”.
Let’s have a look at some of the security features of Chrome OS:
1 – Get out of my playpen. Each process runs in its own sandbox. Effectively this means that if an application is malicious or compromised, it is unable to interact with or otherwise affect...
Christine Drake in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, DataCenter, public cloud, Secure Data Centers, Securing the Cloud, Security
Apr 27th, 2011 |
Last Thursday, April 21, 2011 Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) had an outage that impacted multiple Availability Zones. Thursday morning, Amazon issued a status update indicating that the outage was based on problems with replication mirroring: “This re-mirroring created a shortage of capacity in one of the US-EAST-1 Availability Zones, which impacted new EBS volume creation as well as the pace with which we could re-mirror and recover affected EBS volumes. Additionally, one of our internal control planes for EBS has become inundated such that it’s difficult to create new...
Greg Boyle in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, DataCenter, hybrid-cloud, IaaS, PaaS, Privacy, Compliance and Identity, private cloud, public cloud, SaaS, Secure Data Centers, Securing the Cloud, Security, Smart Protection Network, Threats, Threats from the Cloud, Virtualization
Apr 20th, 2011 |
The Small Business Journey to the Cloud is Actually a Round Trip
By Greg Boyle, Trend Micro Global Product Marketing Manager
Many small businesses are still uncertain about cloud computing. They wonder if it can help with their profitability without being extremely risky. Let’s start by defining cloud computing in small business terms. There are two commonly agreed upon types of cloud computing: 1) software-as-a-service and 2) infrastructure-as-a-service.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is cloud computing where the software you would normally install on your computers in the office is instead...
Dave Asprey in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, cloudbursting, DataCenter, hybrid-cloud, IaaS, private cloud, public cloud, Secure Data Centers, Securing the Cloud, Security, Smart Protection Network, Virtualization
Mar 28th, 2011 |
Amazon Web Services today announced the availability of dedicated compute instances within a VPC:
Dedicated Instances are Amazon EC2 instances launched within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) that run hardware dedicated to a single customer. Dedicated Instances let you take full advantage of the benefits of Amazon VPC and the AWS cloud – on-demand elastic provisioning, pay only for what you use, and a private, isolated virtual network, all while ensuring that your Amazon EC2 compute instances will be isolated at the hardware level.
Of course, the humor here is that Amazon didn’t...
Justin Foster in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, IaaS, PaaS, Secure Data Centers, Securing the Cloud, Security, Smart Protection Network, Threats, Threats from the Cloud, Virtualization
Feb 14th, 2011 |
A year ago we posted a compendium of Cloud and Cloud Security resources. This posting has been consistently among the top hits to the Cloud Security Blog proving that, when it comes to Cloud the one thing we all need is clarity!
Two of the most useful resources for Cloud 101 make up the common body of knowledge for the CCSK certification:
Cloud Security Alliance: Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing
European Network and Information Security Agency: Cloud Computing Risk Assessment
Once you have the basics down, there are several industry organizations and groups which...
Dave Asprey in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, Cyber crime, IaaS, Malware, PaaS, SaaS, Secure Data Centers, Securing the Cloud, Security, Smart Protection Network, Threats, Threats from the Cloud
Feb 6th, 2011 |
In a recent eWeek interview, Citrix CTO Simon Crosby described Conficker malware as “the world’s largest cloud.” He’s right. Cybercriminals use Conficker to create massive clouds of remotely-controlled PCs capable of carrying out a variety of cyber-attacks, including DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks on a scale larger than any centralized cloud provider could. We tend to think about data center-based clouds with names like Infrastructure-as-a-Service or Software-as-a-Service, but the future of really big clouds looks more like Conficker’s very powerful networks of distributed...