In the labour market there is a lack of cloud security specialists. Certain skills are required across all uses of public cloud. But softer skills, such as audit and compliance, are also needed on both the demand and supply sides as a universal skill. Security professionals require skills for continuously monitoring compliance and threats across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS.
Cloud computing brings benefits and risks. Knowing which risks you assume depending on the service is crucial to realising the benefits. To help the cloud industry and regulators in risk management, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has identified 35 specific risk categories to pay particular attention to when selecting a cloud service and when using it. Eight risk categories are particularly important.
Cloud computing is fast becoming a business imperative but also a challenging move for many businesses as it requires them to rethink processes and define strategies for business growth and remain competitive in the marketplace. Special attention should also be paid to security to ensure business assets are not at risk, bearing in mind the different levels of control and security in cloud services. To help companies in their evaluation of cloud service attributes, Skyhigh networks has come up with a list of 17 evaluation criteria that companies with a formal process use as part of their assessment.
No business can exist without trust, especially the ones who deals with online transactions and intangible products like software, cloud services and digital products in general. 2016 Edelmen survey “Trust Barometer” found that countries with higher levels of trust were more supportive of business innovation. Trust is therefore vital in adoption of innovation.
In a news published on CloudTech, the author Mat Keep compares the situation of a cloud service costumers stuck with an unsatisfactory cloud vendor, with a difficult and suffocating marriage. In this case, for a business or an organisations who rely on cloud computing, the only solution seems to change CSP. If a CSP doesn't fit the required services and technology, an organisation should look for another cloud vendor and move its services to a new place.
For an organisation that bases its business model on public cloud, it is essential to be able to effectively communicate with the cloud service provider (CSP). If a potential CSP can't provide the necessary information or support before the contract is signed, it probably won't be able to offer decent customer support after the sale.
An enterprise who wants to purchase Cloud services from a Cloud Service Provider (CSP), has to be able to negotiate, compose and review the Service Level Agreement (SLA) that is going to accept by signing the cloud contract. Chief information security officers (CISOs) and anyone who leads IT security for a business has to know which clauses a Cloud SLA needs to contain in order to guarantee the enterprise's security.
Cisco released the results of a survey on over 6,100 organizations that are successfully implementing private, public and hybrid clouds in their IT departments. The study, conducted with IT executives, indicates that cloud adoption is still growing but few organizations are fully exploiting major cloud opportunities. 69% of the organizations don’t approach cloud solutions in an optimized, repeatable and well managed way.
The Internet of things (IoT) is generating a huge amount of data. Companies are working to find ways to manage this continuous growth: Cloud and fog computing are helping to tackle this challenge. IoT and Cloud computing work togheter in order to provide tools to manage data and services. One mistake to avoid is to confusing the two actors of this data revolution.
The BBC comes up with 10 top tech trends for 2016 with representatives from tech firms, telecoms, digital agencies, research analysts, lawyers, and accountants. While opportunities abound, so do the cyber risks of an increasingly connected world.
A dynamic industry is evolving around IoT technology, and like other technology waves there are opportunities for both incumbents and new players. But with the benefits come several barriers to capturing the greatest value, warns a McKinsey report, and different impact around the globe.
Cloud computing is increasingly becoming a staple for start-ups, removing the entry barrier to almost any sector. The life-giving properties of the cloud means that many new firms are mostly or entirely built on the cloud. Learning how they got there can help others plan their own adoption roadmap and take note of things that need special attention.