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Best Practices for Computer & Internet Usage for Corporate Employees

Many companies today are assigning their employees computers (laptops or workstations) to be able to perform their duties. Today computing devices are common and surround us everywhere, so it is not uncommon for some employees to take these company-owned computers for granted and perform non-business activities or even mistreat or abuse the equipment. Employers should […]

Top 10 Tips & Best Practices for Moving to The Cloud

Cloud computing started with virtualization – “software machines within hardware machines”. As virtualization increased, it expanded out of software operating systems to include applications, services, platforms, and infrastructures, but is NOT Cloud. Cloud computing is a combination of information systems resources that provide web online services. Cloud computing encapsulates 3 main integral components: Software as a […]

Overview of the CSA’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Exam

It has been a while (July 2010) since the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) unveiled the industry’s first user certification program for secure Cloud Computing. The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) is designed to ensure that IT professionals have demonstrated awareness of the security threats and best practices for securing the cloud. The CCSK is a web-based, […]

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    • Stats are wrong: The public cloud is already the norm November 17, 2015
      It's no longer new or odd for enterprises to use the cloud. The cloud is now a reliable workhorse, and it brings a great deal of value to the business. A recent Verizon report shows what everyone already knows: Use of the cloud is no longer new or specialized; it's become a solid part of […]
    • Search and seizure: Why everyone must fear hackers in the cloud November 13, 2015
      Expect this headline very soon: "Public cloud used to hack government systems." I'm sure aspects of this are happening right now, and I'm sure we will see more widespread use of public clouds as the platforms for hackery. What should we do with the public clouds used as hacking venues? Do we seize the physical […]
    • Cloud apps need governance too November 10, 2015
      After deploying cloud systems without cloud governance, many enterprises now understand why they should have implemented governance in the first place. Bad things happen, such as million-dollar cloud bills resulting from resources that are overprovisioned without limits or restrictions. Other items that need governance are service/API usage and databases, as well as a good interworking with […]
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