Every Cloud Needs a Silver Lining

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Cloud computing is your future operational platform, (virtual) data center, and application platform – all rolled into one concept from multiple vendors. The following are 25 recent statistics about the current and future state of the cloud that will help you understand the breadth of ...
Every organization should follow a proactive rather than a reactive approach to protect against threats, risks, and vulnerabilities to which if their IT infrastructure is exposed can lead to data loss, regulatory penalties, lawsuits, and damaged reputation. Moving on the same lines, to...
In a recent webinar, Porticor’s AWS cloud security experts took on the security challenges companies face when migrating to AWS (and other IaaS clouds) and offered alternatives that enable IT Directors to take advantage of the cloud, while maintaining control of their data and its secu...
When you plan your migration to the cloud, and the cloud security best practices to secure it, there is no need to reinvent the wheel.  Here is some advice from the Fortune 500. Use these tips to learn from others’ successes and to avoid their failures – maybe their companies can...
Public cloud computing is surging forward into healthcare, finance, and utilities. Popular cloud based implementations run the gamut from big data analysis to customer service applications, and everything in between. As more and more sensitive data processing is done in the cloud, encr...
Significant money is at stake and in need of protection in the Payment Card Industry (PCI). The global payment card industry covers several sectors: banks and financial institutions (acquirers), issuers, processors, service providers, merchants carrying out transactions online and via ...
Encrypting cloud storage is now in the mainstream, the accepted best practice and a business imperative. Across the world and all industries, enterprises need to encrypt cloud data to stay compliant, safe and competitive. There are several offerings of encrypted cloud storage for ente...
The cloud is expanding. More applications are being run online. More data is being stored online. More businesses are relying on public, private, and hybrid clouds for their apps, records, and backups. And more hackers are taking advantage. Why Security Breaches Happen in the Cloud Hac...
With cloud computing there’s no longer a question about whether you should encrypt data. That’s a given. The question today is, who should manage and control the encryption keys? Whether talking to an infrastructure provider like Amazon or Microsoft, or a SaaS provider, it&...
In a Feb 2014 survey, 94 percent of organizations surveyed reported running applications or experimenting with infrastructure-as-a-service[1]. According to research firm Nasumi, there is over one exabyte currently stored in the cloud. An exabyte is over a billion GB[2]. Considering the...
In my previous post (Cloud Data, Security, Privacy & Confidentiality/ The ISV Perspective) I talked about the increasing exposure of data, the changing landscape of data confidentiality and the need to shield data rather than retreat into – largely mythical -“safe heavens” of on prem...
The lack of ability to achieve compliance in a cloud environment is one of the main factors slowing or stopping enterprises from migrating to the cloud. But cloud advantages, specifically the significant flexibility, push more and more organizations to open up to the cloud and demand c...
Porticor Earns Bronze Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Company of the Year in Canada and USA Award Category in World’s Premier Business Awards Program TEL AVIV, Israel – Aug. 16, 2012 – Porticor®, a leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption...
There’s a rush in security startups looking to tackle everything from identity management to encrypting cloud data. Here are some of the latest companies worth keeping an eye on. Headquarters: San Jose, Calif. Founded: March 2011 Funding: Not disclosed Leader: Steve Kirsch, co-founder...
Kizi, an online gaming company, has selected Porticor’s Virtual Private Data™ (Porticor VPD™) system to protect its private information stored in the cloud, while keeping customer information confidential. Porticor is a cloud data security company. Kizi was founded in 2010 to pro...
Porticor, a cloud data security company delivering a cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud and keeps cloud data confidential by ensuring customer keys are kept private, today announced that it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) prog...
With companies increasingly worried about their data in the cloud, a number of providers have cropped up to offer various types of encryption Many studies have shown a chasm between cloud service providers and their customers regarding who is responsible for the security of the custome...
MySQL is probably the most popular open source database. While there is a wealth of discussion online for MySQL database encryption,doing it right in a cloud computing environment is tricky. The discussion here is quite long, and contains a lot of interesting details. So if you want a ...
I’ve recently read a great post by Rich Mogull titled: “How to Tell If Your Cloud Provider Can Read Your Data (Hint: They Can)”. In his post Rich deals with the question of storing data in the cloud and provides valuable information on the problems of cloud data security.
Porticor, the leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer keys are never exposed, today announced that Network Products Guide, an industry leading [...]
Porticor, the leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer keys are never exposed, today formally launched to make available the industry’s first solution combining data encryption wi...
In the last week or two, the security community has been abuzz with two different papers on the security of RSA keys. It turns out there are tens of thousands of RSA keys out there that are weak: they share a prime modulus with another public key, allowing both keys to be factored (i.e...
Data at rest has long been protected by technology called public key infrastructure (PKI), in which data is encrypted when it’s created by a public key and only decrypted, in theory, by an authorized person holding the private key. But extending this type of data protection to th...
Data at rest has long been protected by technology called public key infrastructure (PKI), in which data is encrypted when it’s created by a public key and only decrypted, in theory, by an authorized person holding the private key. But extending this type of data protection to th...
One important challenge in cloud computing is about trustability of application of encryption. Porticor, an Israel based start-up, has come out with a technology to encrypt data that rest on cloud based computing centers, using a distinct method called split key.
More and more enterprises now rent space or servers on the cloud to store data. However, the fact that such data remains outside the ambit of the enterprise’s security system and invisible to the enterprise poses a serious security headache.
More and more enterprises now rent space or servers on the cloud to store data. However, the fact that such data remains outside the ambit of the enterprise’s security system and invisible to the enterprise poses a serious security headache.
The cloud world is abuzz. Microsoft admitted that it cannot provide a “guarantee that EU-stored data, held in EU based datacenters, will not leave the European Economic Area under any circumstances”; and Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels sagely commented “the whole thi...
How to sell Cloud Computing? We could do it the Dilbert way. Say what you will, it hits a button. Or we could do it the old fashioned way. Not convinced? Actually this is why Porticor never "sells" cloud. Our approach is always to assume the IT Customer has: Decided what are the ben...