The Weekly Security and DevOps News Brief

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

Security Now Key Driving Force in Cloud Adoption

A piece in ITProPortal reported that security is now a key driving force for cloud adoption according to the latest survey by Rackspace, marking a significant turnaround for the technology. The study polled 500 IT and business decision makers in the UK who have either been through or are planning a cloud migration project and found that security was one of the top three motivations for moving to the cloud.

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The Father of Online Anonymity Has a Plan to End the Crypto War

According to a piece in Wired, over 30 years ago David Chaum launched the ideas that would serve as much of the groundwork for anonymity online, helping to spark the debate that’s endured ever since over the conflict between privacy advocates and governments known today as the “crypto wars.” Now Chaum has returned with his first new online privacy invention in more than a decade.

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Forward-Facing Security by Remembering the Past

Government Computer News (GCN) published an article on the security successes and struggles of the past 12 months. The piece noted that when it comes to government IT, everyone is hoping to find a silver bullet – that next generation of software or technologies that will revolutionize the way we deliver value to constituents, protect critical data, safeguard our national infrastructure and create even stronger layers of security to support these functions.

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DoD Gives Extension for Vendors to Implement NIST Cloud Security Requirements

The Defense Department issued an interim rule that amends a provision in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to enable contractors to implement National Institute of Standards and Technology security requirements through Dec. 31, 2017, reported a piece in Executive Gov.

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The Missing Piece of the Cloud Security Jigsaw

An article in TechRepublic explored whether security is keeping pace with today’s rapid cloud adoption. The adoption of the cloud presents additional issues that are snowballing into the unmanageable, specifically, with respect to identity management, noted the piece.

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