The Weekly Security and DevOps News Brief

A lot happened in the world of security and DevOps this week. Here are the top posts we saw:

Is Cloud Security a Double-Edged Sword for Enterprises?

Dan Kobialka published an article in Talkin’ Cloud about a recent enterprise survey conducted by Clutch. According to survey results, 22 percent of enterprises ranked security first among cloud computing benefits, while 31 percent of respondents also identified security as their most prevalent challenge.

Read the full article here.

 

 

A New Cloud Security Unicorn Will Rise From The Cybersecurity Ashes

 

Michael Yamnitsky, a VC at Work-Bench, published an article in Forbes on the 2016 cybersecurity landscape, and compared this year’s uncertainty to a boisterous 2015. Michael wrote that the uncertainty extends beyond valuations to budget restraints that hold back CISOs who want to embrace all the latest security technology. In addition, as hackers are increasingly sophisticated in their methods of attack, CIOs and CISOs challenge vendors on their capabilities along three vectors: level of automation, ease of use for security analysts, and integrations with third-party tools.

Read the full article here.

 

Why it’s time to set standards for outsourcing providers

An article in Network World explored the challenge of getting suppliers to speak the same language that IT leaders face in a multi-vendor outsourcing environment. According to the piece, while service providers today typically follow Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) guidelines around basic IT activities such as incident and change management — and most customers require that their vendors do so — every party has its own interpretations of those guidelines.

Read the full article here.

 

CASB: Good cloud security tool, weird name

SearchCIO posted a piece by Jason Sparapani about cloud security tool CASB (cloud access security broker). The tool serves as a gatekeeper to an organization’s systems and loops in whatever security policies it has in place. According to the article, Johna Till Johnson, CEO and founder of Nemertes Research, said earlier this month that CASB were in use at companies with the most forward-looking and successful cybersecurity strategies.

Read the full article here.

 

What interesting security and DevOps news did you read out there this week? Let us know in the comments.