British Standards Institution (BSI) has introduced certification and training to support the use of ISO/IEC 27017 based on ISO/IEC 27002 for cloud services.
Microsoft has rejected a request by the US government to hand over data the software giant holds in Ireland, claiming that the data in question doesn't belong to the company and raising questions of data jurisdiction.
Almost half of UK businesses plan to increase their ICT spending this year.
A common-sense approach to cloud storage will ensure your valuable data remains safe and secure, says Thomas Chappelow.
Users need to realise that cloud services can be more secure, not less, but it is a new security model where we need to be clear what we want to do and how we plan to do it says Russell Spitler.
Cloud computing is no longer in the sole charge of the IT team as organisations vie to take advantage of new cloud services, says Ian Finlay.
Anyone reading the news headlines on the Venom flaw over the last 24 hours might be forgiven for thinking that the sky, or at least the cloud, is falling down.
US-based cloud collaboration and storage provider Box tells us that there are currently no plans to open European data centres, despite continuing concerns around NSA surveillance.
IBM has a £2 billion development programme better integrate data into its plaforms via a new internet of things unit, as well as creating a new a cloud platform.
Ford's announcement of software updates to its cars via WiFi highlights security concerns about Smart Car software.
The European Union has introduced a new scheme to help customers negotiate the security minefield when buying cloud services.
The emergence of services such as cloud computing, data analysis, social business and mobility has brought corporate IT to what market research company IDC has dubbed the "third platform". But Wieland Alge asks, what will the third platform mean for the CIO role?
The personal cloud can be managed in three easy steps and secure the apps that employees are going to use regardless of policy, says Ojas Rege.
A hole in iCloud's security allowed attackers to access any iCloud account via a brute force attack that side-stepped blocks - but it is now reported to have been patched.
Late last year SC Magazine UK editor-in-chief Tony Morbin interviewed Alan Kessler, president and CEO, Vormetric, to get an industry insider view on issues in the commercial encryption market.
Eduard Meelhuysen suggests we should consider taking cloud security tips from the world's biggest boy band, and asks: are we heading in the wrong direction on cloud apps?
Better understanding of the potential gains offered by the cloud will make the move easier to contemplate says Aidan Simister who outlines what companies should be looking for in a provider.
Companies should reconsider cloud-security perceptions says Pathik Patel, noting that recent software vulnerabilities such as Shellshock had less affect on cloud-based services than premises-based apps.
Moving to the cloud is inevitable, but it demands new ways of thinking about data security, and new approaches to secure this new border says Martin Borrett.
Security software vendor Trend Micro says that nascent infrastructure means that there will be few attacks from cyber-criminals on Internet of Things devices next year.
Poor network visibility, outdated security tools, a skills shortage and a lack of control in the cloud are just some of the reasons companies are struggling with cyber-security, say two new reports.
New approaches are needed to overcome security concerns related to use of big data analysis suggests Andy Grant, with 'containerising' data and merging data on the fly among options suggested.
A senior Microsoft spokesman says that government surveillance has damaged trust in the cloud and in the company itself, pushing the latter to focus more on data privacy and security.
Enterprises are questioning their cloud strategy after Apple's iCloud service was implicated in the leak of nude celebrity photos. But should one bad Apple spoil the bunch?
Concerns are largely unfounded, and cloud services are already being used by many companies without them realising says Aidan Simister.
One of the hot topics at this week's Identity Management conference in London was how to secure cloud-computing resources on a tight budget.