The Weekly Security and DevOps News Brief

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

Cloud adoption is accelerating, even in regulated industries

Rich Campagna wrote a piece in ITProPortal on cloud adoption, and reported that even regulated industries are moving to the cloud. According to Campagna, the public cloud, once written off as a security Pandora’s box, is now increasingly perceived as an undeniable business enabler that enhances productivity, efficiency and ultimately ROI. This shift of opinion is evident across all verticals and market segments.

Read the full piece here.

 

Can we trust cloud providers to keep our data safe?

BBC News shared a story by Matthew Wall on the level of security offered by cloud providers. While cloud computing – storing data and applications remotely rather than on your own premises – can cut IT costs dramatically and speed up your operations, it’s crucial to work with your cloud provider to keep your data safe.

Read the full piece here.

 

Hybrid Cloud Environments Offer Federal Agencies the Best of Both Worlds

According to an article in FedTech by Bob Kirby, agencies can embrace a hybrid cloud to put highly sensitive information in private clouds, while using public clouds for low-cost storage. The piece noted that a recent survey of cloud experiences of federal employees showed that despite the proven benefits of the cloud, agencies still face hurdles to adoption.

Read the full piece here.

 

Hybrid Cloud Environments Offer Federal Agencies the Best of Both Worlds

Patrick Thibodeau covered Walmart’s unique method of finding STEM workers at its stores in an article in Computerworld. According to the piece, Walmart sent out a communication to all its 2.4 million workers in its stores and distribution centers. It told the employees that the company was seeking people who graduated with certain STEM skills in the last 24 months. It identified about 1,000 employees with STEM skills.

Read the full piece here.

 

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