cloud computing security

57 Percent of Apps Have Poor Security: Report

Findings from Veracode’s report “State of Software Security Report: Volume 2.” show that overall quality of
applications remains poor, with 57 percent failing to meet acceptable
levels of security. New results demonstrate that cloud/web-based
applications are the most commonly scrutinized, and with good reason: 80
percent of web applications would not pass a PCI audit. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

In this wide ranging interview, cryptographer, Taher Elgamal, chief
security officer of Axway Inc. and  initial driving
force behind SSL, explains how applications may be better adapted to
defend against attacks and how cloud computing may alter data
protection and authentication. Read the full article. [TechTarget]

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and IEEE are joining forces to ensure
that best practices and standards are developed and available to
provide security assurance for cloud computing.
As a result of this collaboration, CSA and IEEE have been conducting a
survey to identify and define the most critical security concerns
surrounding enterprise cloud computing. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

Version 2.1 of the Cloud Security Alliance’s “Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing” provides more concise and actionable guidance across all
domains, and encompasses knowledge gained from real world deployments
over the past six months. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

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