Is PaaS the optimal cloud service model option for security? (Part 1 of 2)
- — Nov. 29, 2012, 9:40 p.m.
Cloud computing ... it's an interesting thing. While it's not a completely new technology per se, it's given organizations new ways to re-imagine delivering technology as a service rather than an item. Which service delivery option is best for security though or does it really matter? I have some thoughts after the past year of discussions with various audiences and customers...Read the full article
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(MAS) gives threat analysts hands-on control over powerful auto-configured test environments where they can safely execute and inspect advanced malware.
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.