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  • A Pragmatic Approach to Scaling Security in the Cloud

    by Mark Nunnikhoven on  Jun 06, 2014 3

    Security. Cloud. Two words that are almost always together but rarely happily. Read on to learn why that isn’t the case and what you need to known about securing your critical infrastructure in the cloud.

  • Securing Servers in the Cloud: An Interview With Trend Micro

    by Richard Seroter on  Nov 13, 2013

    What’s the best way to protect servers in the cloud? How can you account for the transient nature of cloud servers and provide the same protection in the cloud as on on-premises? To find out, InfoQ spoke with Mark Nunnikhoven, a Principal Engineer in the Cloud & Emerging Technologies division at Trend Micro. You can find Mark on Twitter as @marknca.

  • Automating Data Protection Across the Enterprise

    by Arshad Noor on  Feb 07, 2013

    This article builds on the foundational Regulatory Compliant Cloud Computing (RC3) architecture for application security in the cloud by defining a Data Encryption Infrastructure(DEI) which is not application specific. DEI encompasses technology components and an application architecture that governs the protection of sensitive data within an enterprise.

Don't SCIM over your Data Model

Posted by Ganesh Prasad on  Aug 08, 2012

This opinion piece discusses limitations in the SCIM data model specification as perceived by the author. He provides three specific suggestions which were also posted to the SCIM mailing list. 4

Standardizing the Cloud for Security

Posted by Orlando Scott-Cowley on  Jul 05, 2012

Orlando Scott-Cowley discusses security in the cloud and the need for industry standards to lower the barriers to entry while ensuring that customer data is safe.

A Distributed Access Control Architecture for Cloud Computing

Posted by Abdulrahman A. Almutairi, Muhammad I. Sarfraz, Saleh Basalamah, Walid G. Aref, Arif Ghafoor on  Jun 12, 2012

In this article, authors discuss a distributed architecture based on principles from security management and software engineering to address cloud computing’s security challenges.

Managing Security Requirements in Agile Projects

Posted by Rohit Sethi on  Jun 04, 2012

Managing security requirements from early phases of software development is critical. In this article, author Rohit Sethi discusses how to map security requirements to user stories in Agile projects. 2

Software Engineering Meets Services and Cloud Computing

Posted by Stephen S. Yau and Ho G. An on  Jan 04, 2012

In this IEEE article, authors Stephen Yau and Ho An talk about the advantages and challenges in application development using service-oriented architecture and cloud computing technologies. 2

Regulatory Compliant Cloud Computing: Rethinking web application architectures for the cloud

Posted by Arshad Noor on  Dec 16, 2011

This article presents a web application architecture that leverages cloud resources and an enterprise key-management infrastructure to lower costs while proving compliance to data-security regulations 8

Introduction to Cloud Security Architecture from a Cloud Consumer's Perspective

Posted by Subra Kumaraswamy on  Dec 07, 2011

Security concerns plague cloud consumers so how should these concerns be addressed? This article introduces the basic principles and patterns that should guide a cloud security architecture.

Architecting a Cloud-Scale Identity Fabric

Posted by Eric Olden on  Jun 29, 2011

In this IEEE article, author Eric Olden discusses an identity fabric that links multiple applications to a single identity to manage the volume of user identities in the cloud. 1

Cloud Computing Roundtable

Posted by Ivan Arce and Anup Ghosh on  Apr 11, 2011

In this IEEE panel discussion article, guest editors Ivan Arce and Anup Ghosh facilitated the discussion on cloud computing security risks.

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