Keeping Retail Data Safe in the Cloud

Apr 8, 2021 / by SecureCloudDB posted in Data Breaches, PCI

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Security research suggests one out of five breaches are cloud related and the retail industry continues to be one of the top sectors likely to be breached with the average cost totaling more than $2 million per breach.With 75% of databases expected to be deployed or migrated to the cloud by 2022,2 retail organizations must prepare for elevated breaches that will come with the expanded attack surface of the cloud. 

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Thoughts on Malicious Insiders & Cloud Security

Apr 1, 2021 / by SecureCloudDB posted in Insider, Permissions

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Cloud security vulnerabilities can come from within an organization in the form of malicious insiders. This type of threat can originate from a current employee, past employee, partner, or others who have access to sensitive data and use it for nefarious purposes.  Insider threats can be tough to manage. The following excerpt regarding malicious insiders, access control, and building secure cloud infrastructure in the cloud is taken from a live discussion titled Cloud Security Hurdles and How to Overcome Them

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Bulwark Technologies Announces Partnership with SecureCloudDB

Mar 25, 2021 / by SecureCloudDB posted in Press Release

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The newly formed alliance enhances cloud database security in the Middle East and India by teaming expert services with best in class built for the cloud database security software

Dubai, March 22, 2021 -- Bulwark Technologies, a leading value-added distributor of IT Security in the Middle East, and SecureCloudDB, the leader in cloud database security proudly announce their partnership. By working together, the two teams will strengthen customers’ public cloud database defenses and enhance their data protection.

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Data Breaches Disintegrate Brand Value Putting $223B at Stake

Mar 25, 2021 / by SecureCloudDB posted in Data Breaches

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Data breaches can take the better part of a year to identify and contain. Measuring expenses can be a painstaking and long-term process. Some figures may be a bit more obvious to track - for example, notification expenses, insurance costs, and loss of revenue due to shut down. What’s not always always clear is whether regulatory fines will be levied. Even more opaque is quantifying the hit to brand value. Two organizations are looking to shed some light on this last cost by studying the long-term impact breaches have on the value of the world's top brands.

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Common Mistakes And Critical Security Issues To Address In The Cloud

Mar 18, 2021 / by SecureCloudDB posted in AWS, Shared Responsibility

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The following excerpt regarding the most common mistakes and critical security issues to fix in the cloud is taken from a live panel titled Cloud Security 2021: Emerging Trends, Threats, and Responses. The cloud provider, auditing, managed service provider and enterprise communities were represented by Tim Sandage of AWS, Mike Hughes of Prism RA, Jeff Collins of Lightstream and Tyler Kennedy of Rewind. The session was moderated by Aaron Klein of SecureCloudDB.

Panelists identified authentication, accountability, permissions and more - do you agree with what these security experts say about what they deem to be the biggest issues in data protection in the cloud?

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3 Common HIPAA Violations

Mar 18, 2021 / by SecureCloudDB posted in Healthcare, HIPAA

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With the healthcare industry accounting for 1 out of 5 data breaches at an average cost of $7.13 million USD, how well an organization can maintain Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance can mean the difference between recovery and bankruptcy. This makes finding and remediating HIPAA violations a priority for a healthcare provider’s IT team. 

This article takes a look at three common violations — failure to perform risk analysis and management, failure to enforce access controls of patient health information, and failure to use encryption to safeguard data — as well as how SecureCloudDB makes compliance easy. 

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6 Ransomware Questions Organizations are Asking

Mar 11, 2021 / by SecureCloudDB posted in ransomware

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Ransomware is usually defined as a type of malicious software that denies organizations and individuals access to their data or computer system/device unless a payoff is made. However, ransomware is not just malware. It’s often part of an actual intrusion. Per Microsoft’s Digital Defense Report, “Ransomware’s economic model capitalizes on the misperception that a ransomware attack is solely a malware incident, whereas in reality ransomware is a breach involving human adversaries attacking a network.”

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SecureCloudDB Announces Partnership With Logicworks

Mar 4, 2021 / by SecureCloudDB posted in Press Release

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Newly formed alliance will serve to expand cloud database security options for managed services customers

ROCHESTER, NY, March 04, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- SecureCloudDB, the leader in public cloud database security today announced its partnership with leading provider of cloud migration and managed cloud services, Logicworks, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner. The partnership between SecureCloudDB and Logicworks provides additional cloud database security options for managed services customers.

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AWS Security Hub & SecureCloudDB Integration

Mar 4, 2021 / by SecureCloudDB posted in AWS, Shared Responsibility

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Security is a Shared Responsibility

It can be easy to assume Cloud Providers provide complete and total security. However, that is not the case. Amazon’s Shared Responsibility Model makes it clear that AWS is “responsible for security ‘of’ the cloud” while AWS customers are “responsible for security ‘in’ the cloud.” 

Per Amazon, “Customer responsibility will be determined by the AWS Cloud services that a customer selects. This determines the amount of configuration work the customer must perform as part of their security responsibilities.”

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Have You Heard of These Upcoming Virtual Events?

Feb 25, 2021 / by SecureCloudDB posted in Events

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SecureCloudDB is proud to participate in the upcoming AWS Americas Summit, Cyber Security & Cloud Expo, and BrightTALK Panel Discussion. If you attend any of these events (more detail below), let’s connect. We hope to see you there!

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