CLOUD APP DEVELOPMENT
Cloud Security Alliance | July 14, 2022
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today released Sensitive Data in the Cloud, the findings of which provide deeper insight into the industry’s knowledge, attitudes, and opinions regarding sensitive data in the cloud.
“Increasingly, organizations are overcoming their initial apprehension around the cloud and its perceived security insufficiencies and are storing their sensitive data in public cloud environments with a growing use of Confidential Computing to protect workloads and ensure trust. In general, organizations have reservations about their own ability to protect their sensitive data in the cloud. By shedding light on these issues, we can find ways to address and eventually close the gap between the perceived effectiveness of cloud service providers’ (CSP) security controls and organizations' lacking confidence in their abilities to protect sensitive data in the cloud,” said Hillary Baron, Senior Technical Director for Research, Cloud Security Alliance, and a lead author of the report.
The survey, which was sponsored by Anjuna Security, sought to better understand organizations' needs pertaining to cloud use and data security, as well as their familiarity with the technologies surrounding these environments. Additionally, respondents were asked to share their approach to hosting sensitive data in the cloud and what they saw as security challenges and priorities for the coming year.
Among the study’s key findings:
Most organizations already have sensitive data in the cloud. The majority of organizations surveyed (67%) host sensitive data or workloads in the public cloud.
89% of respondents found that CSP security controls are effective, but organizations still aren’t confident in their own ability to protect sensitive data in the cloud. Most organizations report that their CSP security controls are highly effective (38%) or somewhat effective (51%). However, just under a third of organizations (31%) were not confident or only slightly confident about their ability to protect sensitive data in a cloud environment and another 44 percent reported they were only moderately confident.
Over a fourth of organizations (27%) surveyed are already using Confidential Computing to protect workloads.
Additionally, over half of organizations (55%) have plans to implement Confidential Computing within the next two years.
The survey was conducted online by CSA in April 2022 and received 452 responses from IT and security professionals from various organization sizes and locations. CSA research prides itself on vendor neutrality, agility, and integrity of results. Sponsors are CSA Corporate Members who support the findings of the research project but have no added influence on the content development or editing rights to CSA research.
Anjuna Security makes the public cloud secure for business. Confidential Computing software from Anjuna Security effortlessly enables enterprises to safely run even their most sensitive workloads in the public cloud. Unlike complex perimeter security solutions easily breached by insiders and malicious code, Anjuna leverages the strongest hardware-based secure computing technologies available to make the public cloud the safest computing resource available anywhere. Anjuna is based in Palo Alto, California.
About Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, training, certification, events, and products. CSA's activities, knowledge, and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers to governments, entrepreneurs, and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which different parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem.
Netenrich | September 01, 2022
Netenrich, a leading security and operations analytics company, today announced the availability of its Resolution Intelligence Cloud™ on the Google Cloud Marketplace. Google customers can now purchase Netenrich's operational analytics platform to increase scale and efficiency across their digital operations.
Resolution Intelligence Cloud is a data analytics SaaS platform for managing secure operations. The platform takes a risk-based approach to prioritize critical situations aligned to high-value business assets. It combines real-time analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to provide situational awareness with intelligence to accurately predict, detect, score, and prioritize critical issues.
"Resolution Intelligence Cloud aligns with the demands organizations have to optimize their security operations as they tackle massive amounts of data and overwhelming complexities, With our data analytics platform, organizations can scale operations to manage cybersecurity risks and minimize disruptions while accelerating detection, investigations, and response."
Raju Chekuri, Chairman and CEO of Netenrich
The open platform integrates with Google Chronicle, Siemplify, and other third-party technologies (like ServiceNow, Jira, OpsRamp) to correlate and analyze potential incidents. Using Google's BigQuery and native search, the platform intuitively processes advanced analytics and management.
For large enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs, MSSPs, GSIs), the platform uniquely solves the immediate challenges of upleveling cybersecurity services. With Netenrich, they can scale operations for their customers by:
Streamlining threat analytics for service providers.
Managing multiple Chronicle tenants with multi-level multitenancy which gives analysts the ability to manage and apply rules to one, some, or all tenants in one place for increased control and efficiency.
Offering optional service packs including implementation, threat hunting and more.
"We're excited to help marketplace customers strengthen their security and digital operations while achieving performance goals and growing their business," said Justin Crotty, Senior Vice President of Channels at Netenrich. "Security organizations will gain rich insights, information, and decision support to respond faster and more effectively."
Netenrich invites security leaders to watch a recent webinar focused on how data analytics and automation drives operations excellence. Hear from experts at Netenrich and Google Chronicle as they demonstrate how the combined Netenrich platform with Chronicle works together.
Netenrich boosts the effectiveness of organizations' security and digital operations so they can avoid disruption and preempt risk. Its Resolution Intelligence Cloud™ is a native SaaS data analytics platform for managing secure operations. Resolution Intelligence uses advanced analytics and machine learning to transform security and operations data into intelligence that organizations can act on before critical issues occur. More than 3,000 customers and managed services providers rely on Netenrich to deliver secure operations at scale and speed.
Cloud Foundry Foundation | September 17, 2022
The Cloud Foundry Foundation today announced the schedule for Cloud Foundry Day with anynines GmbH and VMware among the organizations taking center stage at the event.
"We are very excited to hold our first in-person Cloud Foundry event after a three year hiatus, The event is meant to showcase the extensibility of Cloud Foundry. All the latest improvements to the core platform and various Cloud Foundry projects will be highlighted at the event. We are striving to create a balance for those who are experienced with Cloud Foundry as well as those who are looking to adopt it afresh. Cloud Foundry events are a great opportunity to meet hands-on practitioners and facilitate collaboration and discussions."
Chris Clark, program manager at Cloud Foundry
Cloud Foundry Day will be held on Tuesday, October 25, co-located with KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA in Detroit. For this one-day event, the Cloud Foundry Foundation has joined forces with the program committee to curate a program that fosters collaboration among attendees and offers an interactive platform for education.
"At the event, we have strived to put together an agenda that presents the best of Cloud Foundry," said Ram Iyengar, chief evangelist at Cloud Foundry. "Due to the broad nature of Cloud Foundry projects, our program committee had a hard time choosing what to showcase. Attendees will get to learn about the latest open source innovations happening in the areas of core Cloud Foundry, as well as extensions to Kubernetes in the form of Paketo Buildpacks and Korifi. The agenda is also a good mix of introductory sessions, technical deep-dives, and community updates."
A Keynote from Cloud Foundry governing board member, Catherine McGarvey
Introducing Korifi: The Evolution of CF on Kubernetes
Cloud Foundry Technical Governance: Past, Present, and Future
What's new with Paketo Buildpacks?
Recap: Ten Years of Working With Cloud Foundry
Grappling with Kubernetes Eventual Consistency in Korifi
App Runtime Interfaces Extravaganza!
New Features in BOSH: Improved NATS cert rotations
Remote Debugging of .NET Core applications with Paketo Buildpacks + Visual Studio Code
Stemcells are now Jam-packed with Jelly(fish)
How we modernized and reduced the infrastructure costs for running CFZ
The Future of Logs and Metrics in Cloud Foundry
The registration fee for Cloud Foundry Day is $50, or free to attend online. Attendees can register for the event here.
Cloud Foundry is an open source technology backed by the largest technology companies in the world, including, HCL, Huawei, IBM, SAP, and VMware, and is being used by leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity needed to continuously deliver apps at the speed of business. Cloud Foundry's container-based architecture runs apps written in any language on a choice of cloud platforms — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration with existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for deploying mission critical apps at global organizations.
About Cloud Foundry Foundation
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is a non-profit open source organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry standard for delivering the best experience for developers at companies of all sizes. The Foundation projects include Cloud Foundry, Paketo Buildpacks, Korifi, Eirini, BOSH, Open Service Broker API, CredHub, and more. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications, and is used by more than half the Fortune 500, representing nearly $15 trillion in combined revenue.
Console Connect | August 29, 2022
HKT Console Connect by PCCW Global has today entered into a distribution agreement with Master Concept, an award-winning cloud technology advisor, to deliver agile cloud networking solutions to businesses across the Asia Pacific region.
Master Concept provides cloud strategy, implementation and integration support, as well as training and platform enhancements to thousands of businesses across Asia Pacific. By integrating the Console Connect Software Defined Interconnection® platform within its cloud solutions portfolio, Master Concept can deliver further value to major cloud platforms and SaaS providers worldwide with higher levels of network security and performance for its enterprise customers.
Through a single management portal, Master Concept can provision a range of cloud connectivity services for its customers, including direct Layer 2 connections to hyper-scale cloud providers, such as AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, and Layer 3 mesh connectivity between and among different cloud providers and cloud regions.
The platform, which can be integrated via API, is underpinned by PCCW Global's high-performance network, offering comprehensive end-to-end SLAs that make it suitable for accessing mission-critical and latency-sensitive applications and workloads.
Mr Michael Glynn, Senior Vice President, Digital Automated Innovation, PCCW Global, said, "Secure and flexible connectivity is fundamental to any cloud transformation project. We are excited to be working alongside Master Concept to enhance their cloud solutions portfolio and make it easier for enterprises to connect to the cloud across Asia Pacific and worldwide."
"Through Console Connect, we have been able to quickly bring new cloud connectivity solutions to market and help our enterprise customers get closer to the cloud. We look forward to growing our collaboration further through the new PartnerConnect program."
Mr Dennis Wong, Director and Co-founder, Master Concept
Mr Derek Chan, Director and Co-founder, Master Concept, said, "We are delighted to be one of the launch partners for Console Connect's new global PartnerConnect program which enables Master Concept to deliver secure and agile cloud capabilities to our enterprise customers."
Console Connect's PartnerConnect program is designed to drive revenue growth and customer success through the Console Connect Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform. The program helps managed services providers, systems integrators, value added resellers, and application providers extend their service portfolio, and securely connect their customers, clouds, and applications worldwide.
Benefits of the PartnerConnect program include:
The ability to integrate Console Connect services and applications via API.
Private connections over one of the world's largest high-performance networks with assured quality of service and the ability to scale and flex on-demand.
Access to tools, technical and commercial support, training, and sales and marketing expertise.
About Console Connect
Console Connect is a platform for the Software Defined Interconnection® of applications and infrastructures. It allows users to self-provision private, high-performance connections among a global ecosystem of enterprises, networks, clouds, SaaS providers, IoT providers and applications providers.
Console Connect is the only digital platform that is underpinned by one of the world's largest private networks and a Tier 1 global IP network that is ranked in the top 10 for IPv4 and IPv6 peering, delivering higher levels of network performance, speed and security to meet the digital needs of today's interconnected users and communities.
Accessible from 850+ data centres in 50+ countries worldwide, the platform is integrated with all major hyperscale cloud providers, including AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Alibaba Cloud and more. Through the Console Connect portal or via its API, users can access a broad range of native and third party solutions.
About Master Concept
Founded in 2003, Master Concept provides technology services and cloud advisory to improve the customer experience for the world's leading brands. With more than 120 people serving enterprise clients and thousands of other businesses around the Asia Pacific, our team provides cloud strategy, implementation, and integration support, as well as training and platform enhancements for customers across all industries.