Security concerns are the number one barrier to cloud services adoption. How do we evaluate a vendor's solution? What is an optimal security architecture? What are consumer versus provider responsibilities? What are industry standard patterns in this regard? This article answers some of these questions based on first hand experience dealing with large scale cloud adoption.
In this IEEE article, authors Quyen L. Nguyen and Arun Sood discuss three types of intrusion tolerant system (ITS) architectures and their efficiency for intrusion tolerance and survivability. For the ITS architectures, they propose a taxonomy with four categories: detection triggered, algorithm driven, recovery based, and hybrid.
NoSQL databases offer alternative data storage options for storing unstructured data compared to traditional relational databases. Though the NoSQL databases have been getting a lot of attention lately, the security aspects of storing and accessing NoSQL data haven't been given much emphasis. This article focuses on the security considerations and best practices in accessing the NoSQL databases.
In this IEEE article, author Danny Dhillon discusses a developer-driven threat modeling approach to identify threats based on the dataflow diagrams for assessing and mitigating the security risks. 3
In this IEEE article, author Charlie Miller talks about mobile security vulnerabilities. He discusses how iOS and Android phones can be attacked using mobile malware and drive-by downloads.
Risk management is a crucial discipline for projects, and finding ways to do effective risk management on agile projects will spell the difference between Agile scaling into the enterprise or failing. 5
In this IEEE article, author John Diamant talks about improving security quality of software applications using techniques like security requirements gap analysis and architectural threat analysis.
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
InfoQ spoke with Rich Caralli from SEI's Resilient Enterprise Management Team about Resilience Management Model used for managing operational resilience in complex, risk-evolving environments.
In this IEEE article, John Stouby Persson and Lars Mathiassen discuss a process for managing risks associated in managing the distributed software projects. 2
In this article, Rohit Sethi and Sahba Kazerooni discuss an agile threat modeling approach called "Threat Modeling Express" that can be used to collaboratively define threats and countermeasures. 3
In this IEEE panel discussion article, guest editors Ivan Arce and Anup Ghosh facilitated the discussion on cloud computing security risks.