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.
To protect against dangerous hacks that can lead to thefts of business data or customer identities, best practices are set forth in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). These 12 steps set up a framework for a secure payment environment.
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.
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
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.
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 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
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
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
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.
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
In this IEEE panel discussion article, guest editors Ivan Arce and Anup Ghosh facilitated the discussion on cloud computing security risks.