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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:

Senate Passes Cybersecurity Legislation in 74-21 Vote

The Wall Street Journal shared an article on the Senate’s decision to pass a cybersecurity bill encouraging companies to share more information about computer attacks after lawmakers made changes to address privacy objections from high-tech firms and advocacy groups.

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If everyone is now a software company, should they operate more like software companies?

In a piece for ZDNet, Joe McKendrick wrote that everyone has become, to some degree, a software company. According to the piece, software companies operations need to be examined and emulated where appropriate; for example, concepts like DevOps are a big deal in the native software industry. The piece stated that “close to nine in 10 (88 percent) now employ DevOps methodologies, and 42 percent strongly agree that DevOps is a top priority for their organizations.”

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U.S. CIO Says Cloud Providers Offer Best Data Security

This week, top government IT official and U.S. CIO, Tony Scott said cloud providers have the incentive, skills and abilities to “do a much better job of security than any one company or any one organization can probably do,” reported Angus Loten for The Wall Street Journal. Security remains a top cloud concern among those corporate executives hesitant about storing sensitive business information with third-party cloud services.

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Threats to cloud data security remain a business concern

As threats to cloud data security continue to evolve, businesses must stay on their toes and incorporate front- and back-end processes to make sure their information is protected, wrote Mary K. Pratt in SearchCompliance. The article advised organizations to guarantee data access when and where users need it, while still protecting proprietary and sensitive information against hackers, outages and shadow IT.

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