Cloud Security Alliance Releases New Threat List

Cloud Security Alliance has unveiled its Top Threats to Cloud Computing: Egregious Elevenreport, which lists the top 11 cybersecurity problems facing cloud computing users. It is the first major update to the list since 2016, when Alliance released the Treacherous 12, although it has released reports taking a deep dive into the threats with case studies in the interim.

Data breaches still top the list, unmoved since 2016. Other perennial threats remaining on the list from last time are poor identity management, insecure APIs, account hijacking, insider threats and the abuse and nefarious use of cloud services.

That leaves room for five new threats.

 

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Survey: Cloud Customers, Not Providers, Increasingly Responsible for Managing Threats

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The Cloud Security Alliance found the issues that traditionally plagued cloud service providers aren’t as big of a problem today.

The responsibility for keeping cloud computing platforms safe is falling increasingly on customers rather than cloud service providers, according to a recent survey.

Many of the security issues that traditionally plagued cloud service providers—like denial of service, system vulnerabilities and data loss—are much less of a problem than they have been in years past, according to researchers at the Cloud Security Alliance. Instead, they found that today’s biggest cloud-related threats exploit the organizations that use the platforms, not the companies that built them.

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IBM goes cloud-native with Red Hat OpenShift

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IT giant uses its latest acquisition to lever open the public cloud

IBM has wasted no time incorporating Red Hat into its portfolio, announcing today that its full software offering has been „transformed… to be cloud-native“.

This, the company claims, will allow customers to build mission-critical apps once and then run them on most public clouds, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba and, of course, its own IBM Cloud.

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Security Remains The Biggest Concern For IoT: Microsoft Report

Microsoft has released a report called IoT Signals that takes a pulse of the global IoT landscape. The report indicates that IoT adoption is growing rapidly, and respondents believe 30% of their company’s revenue two years from now will be due to IoT. Yet, the industry faces a significant IoT skills gap, as well as complexity and security challenges that may compromise business benefits to IoT if not addressed.

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Aqua Security Introduces Native Runtime Protection for Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Expansion of the Aqua-Pivotal collaboration delivers comprehensive security for application development and production environments on PCF

BOSTON – July 30, 2019 – Aqua Security, the leading platform provider for securing container-based and cloud native applications, announced today the public release of Aqua Security’s runtime protection for Pivotal Cloud Foundry ® (PCF) . Users of Pivotal’s platform can download and install the Aqua Security for PCF service from Pivotal Services Marketplace, and deploy an end-to-end solution for scanning, application assurance and runtime protection for their application workloads.

PCF includes a widely deployed distribution of Cloud Foundry Application Runtime (CFAR) and allows customers to implement the same application platform on any major vendor’s cloud, on premises or in a hybrid model.

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neXenio Joins Cloud Security Alliance

neXenio GmbH today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.

neXenio GmbH today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.

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Google Expands Cloud Partnership With and VMware

Google Expands Cloud Partnership With and VMware

The deal will help VMware, which makes virtualization and networking tools, satisfy customers who want to move VMware-based workloads from their corporate servers to Google’s public cloud.

Google’s annualized sales for its cloud-computing business will be $8 billion this year, the company said last week during its earnings call. That figure includes internet-based computing and storage, as well as Google’s suite of productivity apps for word processing, spreadsheets and other office needs.

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Amazon Web Services, RodeoFX, and MovieLabs Join Academy Software Foundation

Academy Software Foundation Announces Amazon Web Services as a New Premier Member

Rodeo FX and MovieLabs join as General and Associate members

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 29, 2019 – The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a neutral forum for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today announced that Amazon Web Services has joined the Foundation as a Premier member, Rodeo FX as a General member, and MovieLabs as an Associate member.

“We are pleased to welcome Amazon Web Services as a new Premier member. Many open source projects and developers rely on cloud services from AWS for content creation and production. We look forward to their contributions as our projects continue to evolve and grow,” said David Morin, Executive Director of Academy Software Foundation. “We are also excited to have Rodeo FX and MovieLabs join our community. Rodeo FX has a deep expertise in visual effects and developing artist-driven tools that will be beneficial as our Foundation continues to grow. MovieLabs has a history of bringing together studios and tech companies to develop common technology goals, which aligns with our goal of driving collaboration and shared development of open source technologies across the motion picture and media industries.”

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Hybrid cloud deals dominate 2019’s cloud computing market news

It has been a busy first half of 2019 for the cloud computing market. Here is a rundown of the biggest cloud news stories so far this year with implications for the industry and customers.

The year is only half over but has already seen a string of significant developments in the cloud computing market, led by IBM’s purchase of Red Hat. Here’s a look back and ahead at that deal, plus several more of the biggest cloud news stories so far this year.

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OpenAI forms exclusive computing partnership with Microsoft to build new Azure AI supercomputing technologies

Multiyear partnership founded on shared values of trustworthiness and empowerment, and an investment of $1 billion from Microsoft, will focus on building a platform that OpenAI will use to create new AI technologies and deliver on the promise of artificial general intelligence

 

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI (left), and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI (left), and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

SAN FRANCISCO and REDMOND, Wash. — July 22, 2019  Microsoft Corp. and OpenAI, two companies thinking deeply about the role of AI in the world and how to build secure, trustworthy and ethical AI to serve the public, have partnered to further extend Microsoft Azure’s capabilities in large-scale AI systems. Through this partnership, the companies will accelerate breakthroughs in AI and power OpenAI’s efforts to create artificial general intelligence (AGI). The resulting enhancements to the Azure platform will also help developers build the next generation of AI applications. The partnership covers the following:

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