Cloud

An Inside Look at OpenStack Security Efforts

The open source OpenStack cloud platform is used by major corporations such as Walmart, the world's largest carriers, such as AT&T, and even the world's largest science experiment at CERN. While...

122 Million U.S. Households’ Personal Information Exposed Online

UpGuard researchers yesterday disclosed yet another massive data leak due to a misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage bucket, this time exposing 123 million U.S....

How Google Encrypts Data in the Cloud

Google operates one of the largest cloud networks on the planet and uses multiple techniques to keep the data that moves across the network as secure as possible. Google is now providing some insigh...

Tens of Thousands of Full Credit Histories Exposed in Amazon S3 Bucket

Despite Amazon's recent launch of its GuardDuty threat detection service, the trend of major cloud breaches continues: UpGuard researchers recently came across 111 GB of sensitive customer informati...

Cloud Security Fail: Classified U.S. Military Data Exposed in Amazon S3 Bucket

UpGuard security researchers uncovered several unprotected databases in the cloud over the past several months, but their most recent find is particularly striking: on Septem...

McAfee to Acquire CASB Vendor Skyhigh Networks

McAfee on Nov. 27 announced that it is acquiring Skyhigh Networks, a cloud access security broker (CASB) vendor. Financial details surrounding the transaction were not disc...

GhostWriter AWS Issue Impacts Thousands of Amazon S3 Buckets

  Skyhigh Networks researchers is warning of an issue they're calling "GhostWriter," in which Amazon S3 buckets are misconfigured to allow public write access, enab...

Docker Swarm vs Kubernetes: What’s the Most Secure Container Orchestrator?

Containers are being increasingly used and deployed by organizations of all sizes, with different orchestration platforms. Among the most popular are the open-source Kuberne...

ShiftLeft Raises $9.3 Million, Exits Stealth Mode

ShiftLeft, a Santa Clara, Calif application security startup emerged from stealth on Oct. 11 after securing $9.3 million in a Series A round of funding. Bain Capital Ventures and Mayfield participat...

Secure AWS Now: PHM Medical Records, Accenture Data Exposed Online

Despite all the attention that unsecured Amazon S3 buckets have gotten lately as a cause of data leaks, companies continue to leave data exposed online. The two latest major...

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