The Weekly Security and DevOps News Brief

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

SPECIAL REPORT: CIOs Say Hybrid Cloud Takes Off

A piece by Steve Rosenbush from The Wall Street Journal reported that demand for the hybrid cloud is growing at a compound rate of 27 percent, far outstripping growth of the overall IT market, according to researcher MarketsandMarkets. The piece states that for now, adoption of the hybrid cloud is motivated by the need for improved collaboration and greater flexibility and efficiency, CIOs say.


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DevOps pain points for CIOs: More speed but less haste required

An effective DevOps strategy remains a major concern for the majority of CIOs and decision makers, according to research, James Bourne stressed in a piece published in Enterprise AppsTech. The study, conducted by Vanson Bourne, polled 200 enterprise IT decision makers in the U.S., and found that 91 percent of CIOs agreed that executing a DevOps strategy is a top priority for their organization.


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Use of Cloud Service Brokers on the Rise

Michael Brown from MSPmentor reported that Gartner’s prediction that by 2016, 25 percent of enterprises will secure access to cloud-based services using a cloud application security broker (CASB) platform, reducing the cost of securing access by 30 percent in the process.


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With HIPAA, one size does not fit all

HIPAA regulations have exposed some major cracks in the foundation of healthcare data security processes, noted a piece in mHealth News. Conducting a security risk assessment (SRA) is a requirement of the HIPAA Security Rule and a key component in breach notification requirements. Whether you choose to use the HIPAA SRA tool, a security risk assessment is important. Each individual organization will have a unique set of requirements, processes and partner relationships to consider.


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Finding Comfort in the Cloud: Resolving Security Fears Around Cloud Computing

Linda Maclachlan from wrote that from her perspective, reluctance to migrate to the cloud or outsource IT functions is one of the biggest problems caused by lack of understanding.


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