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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 posts we saw:

Skills Shortage, Containerization & Other Cloud Security Concerns

Freelancer Jai Vijayan published a piece in Dark Reading on the increase in cloud adoption and corresponding number of threats. A new assessment of cloud adoption and security issues released by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) at the RSA conference in San Francisco this week shows enterprises are adopting cloud computing in robust fashion. In the article, Jai breaks down some of the key security issues that dominated the cloud security conversation over the past year.

Read the full piece here.


Data Security Is Both The Appeal And Angst Of Cloud Computing

Forbes posted a piece by Joe McKendrick that highlighted the paradox between the cloud and security. He writes that the number-one reason to stay away from the cloud — security — has also become the number-one reason to go into the cloud. Private clouds are seen as the best havens for secure data, but public cloud services are also seen as more secure than traditional on-premises systems.

Read the full piece here.


Cloud Security Alliance Takes Aim at Next Generation Cloud

An article in eSecurity Planet by Sean Michael Kerner addressed the Cloud Security Alliance’s announcement of its new global advisory board and plans to start guidance for security-as-a-service and NFV offerings.

Read the full piece here.


Rise of the CISO: Why the C suite Needs a Security Chief

The CISO role is growing in popularity, but what does it actually mean for your business? Conner Forrest wrote an article in TechRepublic that covered what the CISO role is responsible for and why CISOs are multiplying in the enterprise.

Read the full piece here.


Career Makeover: From Ops to DevOps

Adam Bertram wrote an article in InfoWorld on the DevOps revolution. Today, the cloud — whether public, private, or hybrid — has greatly transformed operations work. In the article, Adam describes his essential career makeover tips for admins looking to develop their DevOps chops and future-proof their careers, as organizations increasingly head for the cloud.

Read the full piece here.


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