Cloud Storage – Security

Published in Resources on 4/17/2018

Is the Public Cloud a safer place to run your computer applications?

Tagged Under: COOP, Cyber Security, Emergency Equipment, Emergency Technology, Facility Preparedness, Personal Security, Planning, Readiness Assurance, Site Security, Training

In the era where many private and government entities are using remote databases known as “cloud storage” there are many questions about its potential and security.  Three reports released this past year give insight into “cloud storage” use, security, and potential. 

In addition to the reports below you can link to some articles about cloud storage in use by federal agencies and on cloud security.  Take the time to read through these.

Your site is more than likely using some cloud storage.  As part of the emergency management organization you should be familiar with your sites’ uses of cloud storage so that if communication lines go down during an emergency you understand how the data stored in the cloud is protected from loss.

Feds Can Optimize Disaster Recovery Solutions in the Cloud.

  

Reports:

Alert Logic 2017 – Cloud Security Report

On-Premises Workloads Experience 51 Percent Higher Rate of Security Incidents than Applications Running on Public Cloud Platforms

The report analyzes customer data from more than 3,800 Alert Logic cloud, on-premises and hybrid cloud customers over an 18 month period, from August 1, 2015 to January 31, 2017. Report findings are based on an analysis of more than 2 million security incidents captured in Alert Logic intrusion detection systems and escalated by Alert Logic Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts to its customers over 555 days, 32.5 million events associated with those incidents and 147 petabytes of security data.

alertlogic-cloud-security-report-2017.pdf​

 

Crowd Research Partners – Cloud Security Report

The new Cloud Security Report reveals that security concerns, lack of qualified security staff and outdated security tools remain the top issues keeping cyber security professionals up at night, while data breaches are at an all-time high.

Based on a comprehensive online survey of over 1,900 cyber security professionals in the 350,000-member Information Security Community on LinkedIn, the report has been produced in conjunction with leading cloud security vendors AlienVault, Bitglass, CloudPassage, Cloudvisory, Dome9 Security, Eastwind Networks, Evident.io, (ISC)2, Quest, Skyhigh, and Tenable.

Cloud-Security-Report-2017.pdf

 

CYBERSECURITY TRENDS REPORT

(ISC)2 is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world.

This report reveals the latest data points and trends in cybersecurity, shares how your peers are approaching security, and provides valuable benchmark data that will help gauge how your own organization stacks up compared with others

Cybersecurity-trends-2017-survey-report.pdf​



 

Articles:

 

Feds Can Optimize Disaster Recovery Solutions in the Cloud

April 5, 2018 By Mike Chapple

http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov-sponsored/fed-tech/2018/04/feds-can-optimize-disaster-recovery-solutions-cloud/147217/

 

Treasury Office Wants Security For the Cloud From the Cloud

April 3, 2018 By Aaron Boyd,

http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2018/04/treasury-office-wants-security-cloud-cloud/147164/

 

How secure is your data when it’s stored in the cloud?

January 25, 2018 Haibin Zhang

http://theconversation.com/how-secure-is-your-data-when-its-stored-in-the-cloud-90000

 

Top 5 Cloud Data Security Threats in 2018

by Brian Anderson | Jan 25, 2018

https://www.tierpoint.com/top-5-cloud-data-security-threats-in-2018/

 

Why DHS is changing the way agencies connect to the internet

By Derek B. Johnson

Jan 30, 2018

https://fcw.com/articles/2018/01/30/tic-30-dhs-johnson.aspx

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