Cloud Security This Week – March 29, 2019

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Security Relevance Can’t Be Bought
Surprisingly, some security vendors see the confusion in the problem and apply confusion to the solution. Palo Alto Networks has taken the approach that variety and inconsistency make for a compelling security story. 

Avoiding Limitations of Traditional Approaches to Security
To get a better understanding of the practical differences between the traditional security stack and building a layered security strategy for cloud infrastructure, we asked our experts: What limitations can you expect when stitching together multiple security solutions in a cloud infrastructure? 

Securing Containers in a Cloud Environment
Containers enable agile deployment capabilities, so require less coordination and oversight than on-premise or virtualization infrastructure, and in many cases, offer more flexibility.

There Are a Lot of Ways to Get Cloud Security Wrong
Today many companies make a choice between speed and security. That is a false choice. New security tools designed to deeply monitor cloud infrastructure and analyze workload and account activity in real-time make it possible to deploy and scale without compromising security. 

News & Perspectives on Cloud Security

FEMA Data of 2.3 Million Disaster Survivors Leaked
FEMA publicly acknowledged a Homeland Security Department Office of the Inspector General reports that the emergency response agency wrongly shared personal data from 2.3 million disaster survivors with a temporary-housing-related contractor.

Fired IT Employee Wipes Out Ex-Employers AWS Servers
A British man has been sent to prison for two years after he wiped out his ex-employers business-critical data in cloud storage. The incident cost the company close to $1 million in lost contracts.

Data Breach Exposes Diagnosis Data of 34,000 Medical Marijuana Patients
A data breach at Canada’s Natural Health Services (NHS) has exposed personal information belonging to roughly 34,000 medical marijuana users. Diagnostic results, healthcare numbers, and personal contact information have been exposed.

HTTPS Isn’t Always as Secure as It Seems
Widespread adoption of the web encryption scheme HTTPS has added a lot of green padlocks—and corresponding data protection—to the web. But new findings indicate that a surprising number of encrypted sites still leave these connections exposed.