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The Weekly Security and DevOps News Brief

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

Why cloud security is more important than ever

According to Monica Brink’s article in ITProPortal, IT leaders are very aware of the need for robust cloud security and compliance following a year of publicized hacking and malware attacks. Enterprise customers need to engage with a cloud provider that is prepared to partner with them around cloud security and compliance. They should demand visibility into native security and compliance functionality as well as support. Equally important, teams need to get precise clarity on who is responsible for each security measure – the vendor or the customer.

Read the full piece here.


How Companies Can Minimize Their Cloud Security Risk

Robert Plant, an associate professor at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami in Florida recently published a piece in The Wall Street Journal on how companies can minimize their cloud security risk. As enterprises move their applications and data to the cloud, executives are increasingly being faced with balancing the benefits of productivity gains with significant concerns around compliance and security.

Read the full piece here.


Mobile, Cloud Security Are Top IT Leadership Concerns

InformationWeek posted a piece by Thomas Claburn on what business and IT decision-makers are most concerned about. According to the article, a survey conducted by Dell Data Security found not only growing consideration for data security inside companies, but also obstacles where other business initiatives aren’t fully aligned with security strategy.

Read the full piece here.


Data security concerns fuel IT investment decisions

Joel Griffin wrote a piece in SecurityInfoWatch around a recent survey sponsored by Datalink and conducted by IDG Research Services that reported 70 percent of companies now rank data security as their top priority when it comes to investing their IT dollars. According to the article, the survey also found that 75 percent of companies consider IT security more important today than just two years ago.

Read the full piece here.


What interesting security and DevOps news did you read this week? Let us know in the comments, or reach out to us via Twitter at: @ThreatStack.