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Re: Cloud App Security: Foggy With Low Visibility
Posted by: Ofer Hendler 2014-07-21 08:08:00
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While the cloud promises faster time to market and reduced costs, it also presents a new landscape for hackers to attack and achieve their goals -- namely, to find and gain unauthorized access to data and information. Attackers follow the data they are after, and if that data is residing in the cloud, then they are going to start operating in the cloud as well. For many organizations, these recent events are a wake-up call to take a closer look at which cloud services are being used, by whom, and which actions are being performed within them.

Re: Cloud App Security: Foggy With Low Visibility
Posted by: UlfMattsson 2014-07-21 08:33:45 In reply to: Ofer Hendler
I agree that “The current generation of enterprise tools -- firewalls, Web proxies, endpoint management -- are still necessary, but they are no longer sufficient“ and “determining who, what, when, why and how information for any application and any user. It also may mean performing risk analysis to determine whether applications are adhering to corporate security policies, or which user behaviors require immediate attention.”

I think of “corporate security policies” as the glue that binds distributed data protection throughout the enterprise.

Cloud is only one of the platforms in an Enterprise. The flow of sensitive data needs to be secured across all platforms.

Gartner also defined the “Cloud Encryption Gateway”, which performs encryption, tokenization or both before the data is sent to the cloud.

Cloud encryption gateways typically provide a choice of various encryption and tokenization algorithms to meet the requirements of different data sensitivity levels.

Ulf Mattsson, CTO Protegrity
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