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US Defence agencies get approval for AWS cloud use

All four of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) US infrastructure regions, including AWS GovCloud (US), have received a Department of Defense (DoD) provisional authorisation under the DoD Cloud Security Model (CSM) for Impact Levels 1-2. That authorises DoD agencies to use AWS’s infrastructure. “After receiving an overwhelming response from defense agencies interested in leveraging our Federal… Read More


Shadow IT undermines IT departments

IT departments can no longer be the people who always say ‘no’ and must get used to saying ‘yes’ said Jared Wray, the chief technology officer for cloud infrastructure provider, CenturyLink Cloud. Speaking at Cloud Expo Europe 2014, he warned that staff will ignore IT and go to the cloud without IT approval. He said… Read More


Data and security among top cloud predictions for 2014

8217;. And, of course, the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, HP and Google are ones to watch, but there are other areas of cloud computing that will rise up the business agenda over the coming year. Ok, so less of a prediction than a ‘stating the obvious’ but big data will continue to be… Read More


Data in the cloud, security on the ground

Physical security of a data centre is just as important as cloud security argues Ivor Lewis, the chief operating officer of TSSI Systems. As data becomes more and more centralised, increasingly relying on storage and access facilities such as data centres, the subject of effective physical security has become as important as that of logical…. Read More


Who is keeping your data safe… and how?

What makes a good data security guard? Matt Lovell, the chief technology officer of Pulsant, assesses what should be looked for in a third party provider for both physical and cyber security. 16.10.13 – Entrusting mission critical data to a third party is not a decision to be taken lightly, and requires the highest level of… Read More



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