Cloud Trust Authority
Reduce complexity and increase trust for public cloud service providers and their customers.
The RSA Cloud Trust Authority (CTA) is a set of cloud-based services for identity, information, and infrastructure cloud security as well as compliance reporting designed to facilitate secure interaction among organizations and cloud service providers. Participating public cloud service providers and their customers will only need to integrate with the Cloud Trust Authority to establish a variety of cloud security integrations with each other rather than establish individual point-to-point integrations.
The Cloud Trust Authority will shield both sides from the complexities of their infrastructures and instead enable easy ways to establish trusted cloud security relationships. A beta release of the initial Identity and Compliance offerings will be available in the second half of 2011.
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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.