Cloud
12/23/2013
06:06 AM
Jerry Irvine
Jerry Irvine
Commentary
Connect Directly
LinkedIn
RSS
E-Mail

Mobility & Cloud: A Double Whammy For Securing Data

In 2014, legacy security solutions like firewalls and intrusion detection systems will no longer be sufficient to protect corporate data against BYOD and cybercrime.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
MiltonKer
50%
50%
MiltonKer,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/11/2014 | 7:54:41 AM
Re: SLAs and transparency
As such SLAs are to be transparent because if required user is going to touch in groups.When it comes to cloud management tools key element has to be more focused.For better option refer to this tools.
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
12/23/2013 | 1:48:44 PM
Re: SLAs and transparency
Thanks Jerry. do you find that most CSPs are willing to 'open their kimino" about their security practices directly to customers? Or is there an advantage to organizations to go through a third party audit? 
jirvine
50%
50%
jirvine,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/23/2013 | 1:43:09 PM
Re: SLAs and transparency
Thank you. There are some considerations that should be included within SLAs, specifically Security and Access. You should include the provisions to receive periodic reports from third party security auditors and penetration tests.  These reports should be required to be delivered directly to you from the vendor.  Additionally, you should be allowed to monitor systems uptime directly or via an independent monitoring solution. Independent verification and reporting allows for complete transparency and accountability for the vendor.
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
12/23/2013 | 12:41:39 PM
SLAs and transparency
It's always a good to be reminded that technology is never a bullletproof security solution. The layered approach that you outline makes a lot of sense -- particularly with that double whammy of mobility and cloud. One question with respect to cloud SLAs -- any speciric recommendations on key elements that an SLA should include, in terms of tranperency and reporting? 

 

 
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Current Issue
Dark Reading, September 16, 2014
Malicious software is morphing to be more targeted, stealthy, and destructive. Are you prepared to stop it?
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2014-2886
Published: 2014-09-18
GKSu 2.0.2, when sudo-mode is not enabled, uses " (double quote) characters in a gksu-run-helper argument, which allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands in certain situations involving an untrusted substring within this argument, as demonstrated by an untrusted filename encountered during ins...

CVE-2014-4352
Published: 2014-09-18
Address Book in Apple iOS before 8 relies on the hardware UID for its encryption key, which makes it easier for physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive information by obtaining this UID.

CVE-2014-4353
Published: 2014-09-18
Race condition in iMessage in Apple iOS before 8 allows attackers to obtain sensitive information by leveraging the presence of an attachment after the deletion of its parent (1) iMessage or (2) MMS.

CVE-2014-4354
Published: 2014-09-18
Apple iOS before 8 enables Bluetooth during all upgrade actions, which makes it easier for remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via a Bluetooth session.

CVE-2014-4356
Published: 2014-09-18
Apple iOS before 8 does not follow the intended configuration setting for text-message preview on the lock screen, which allows physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading this screen.

Best of the Web
Dark Reading Radio