Cloud and Cyber Security

| May 15, 2019

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The commercial cloud is here to stay. In this vlog Jim Gibson describes why you should have peace of mind in putting your data in the cloud. He also mentions that you need to do your side of cloud security. Make sure you pick a reputable cloud provider and know exactly your responsibilities before it is placed in the cloud.  the Department of Defense,  the NSA and the CIA  store top secret information and data in the cloud.

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Security Concerns Restrict Adoption of Public Cloud by IT Professionals

Article | February 24, 2020

On average, organizations currently have 45% of IT infrastructure running in the public cloud, but that number is expected to increase to 76% in the next five years.Overall, the study indicates that while adoption rates for public cloud continue to grow, security is still the number one roadblock. 75% of respondents have already been targeted by a cyber-attack. Security concerns include the security of public cloud infrastructure, the impact of cyber-attacks, and the security of applications deployed in public cloud.Integrations/network is the No. 2 concern with public cloud adoption. These concerns include integrating public cloud with legacy technologies, better integration with private cloud, and enhanced integration with on-premises infrastructure.

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Palo Alto Networks Advances DevSecOps in the Cloud

Article | April 7, 2020

New capabilities include the ability to define and apply cybersecurity policies to continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) workflows and scanning tools for discovering misconfigurations in cloud infrastructure templates, which is the most common source of cloud security issues.Palo Alto Networks has also added the ability to scan virtual machines native to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) before they are deployed as well as an ability to apply policies to workloads running on the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework via a single click. That capability eliminates the need to manually install wrappers in application code running on the AWS Lambda framework.

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VMware Boosts Hybrid-Cloud Visibility, Management

Article | April 14, 2020

VMware pushed its operations management tool to the cloud with a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) form factor and newly added hybrid cloud support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and vSphere Kubernetes deployments in addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.vRealize Operations is VMware’s on-premises software product that provides operations management across applications, infrastructure, and clouds. The new vRealize Operations Cloud, which is generally available today, has the same user interface and features as the on-premises version. “It offers everything you can do with vRealize operations on prem,” said Taruna Gandhi, VP of product marketing for cloud management at VMware. This includes “performance optimization, which includes fully automated workload balancing and placement” based on business and operational intent, she added.The product also helps enterprises better manage costs and improve efficiency by making recommendations about procurement and rightsizing workloads. Both versions use artificial intelligence (AI) for troubleshooting predicting and preventing issues across customers’ hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Gandhi said. And it continually scans these environments to enforce IT and regulatory standards around configuration and compliance, and automatically remediates any problems.

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CAN CLOUD EMERGE VICTORIOUS AMIDST THE COVID-19 MAYHEM

Article | April 6, 2020

Now, as coronavirus continues on its warpath, people in the white-collared sector are engaging with their workspace family to get the jobs done by the help of a new savior: Cloud. This unsung hero has been a virtue in terms of reliability, scale to handle and store massive database, security, and flexibility. With office closures, social distancing, stay at home orders in force, virtual connectivity is our best hope. Cloud computing has enabled entertainment, shopping, family and friends interactions, online education, work, and art collaborations, meetings and conferences, etc. at the comfort of our home. So it is safe to say that cloud has risen to form an essential backbone in this time of crisis.

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BMC is a global leader in software solutions that help IT transform traditional businesses into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. Our Digital Enterprise Management set of IT solutions is designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized. From mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond, we pair high-speed digital innovation with robust IT industrialization—allowing our customers to provide intuitive user experiences with optimized performance, cost, compliance, and productivity. BMC solutions serve more than 15,000 customers worldwide including 82 percent of the Fortune 500.

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