How Does Azure Encrypt Data?

In on-premises environments, data security is typically a siloed activity. A company’s security team tells the various technology groups (i.e., server administration, database, networking and so on) what needs to be protected (or, ‘hardened’ )against intrusion and technologists do their best to make it happen.  This approach, which is not without problems on-premises, is absolutely..

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to compute resources including CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Which resources you choose for your delivery, cloud-based or local, is up to you. But you’ll definitely want to do your homework first. Cloud computing has benefited many enterprises by reducing costs and..

Preparing for the Microsoft Azure 70-535 Exam

The credibility of Microsoft Azure continues to grow in the first quarter of 2018 with an increasing number of enterprises migrating their workloads, resulting in a jump for Azure from 10% to 13% in market share. Most organizations will find that simply “lifting and shifting” applications and data to Azure is not as simple as..

Open Source Software Security Risks and Best Practices

Enterprises are leveraging a variety of open source products including operating systems, code libraries, software, and applications for a range of business use cases. While using open source comes with cost, flexibility, and speed advantages, it can also pose some unique security challenges. Given that open source components may be present in up to 96%..

What is Static Analysis Within CI/CD Pipelines?

Thanks to DevOps practices, enterprise IT is faster and more agile. Automation in the form of automated builds, tests, and releases plays a significant role in achieving those benefits and creates the foundation for Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines. However, is it possible to integrate security into the mix without slowing down the process? One..

AI-Driven Automated Testing to Enhance Continuous Delivery

The demand for continuous delivery has changed the approach to development and release tools, especially in keeping up with the high demand of DevOps and agile development practices. This has coincided with the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and subsequent AI-driven automated testing. “Agile testing” is another term to describe AI-driven automated testing. Legacy testing..

4 Takeaways from AWS Summit London

The other week, our team attended AWS Summit London, the first of several AWS Summits that we’ll sponsor this year. The London event included a day of workshops on Wednesday, followed by a full agenda of open sessions and a keynote from Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels on Thursday. With AWS re:Invent already open for..

Announcing Skill Profiles Beta

Now that you’ve decided to invest in the cloud, one of your chief concerns might be maximizing your investment. With little time to align resources with your vision, how do you objectively know the capabilities of your teams? By partnering with hundreds of enterprise organizations, we’ve learned first-hand how important it is to take a..

4 Best Practices to Get Your Cloud Deployments GDPR Ready

With GDPR coming into force later this month, security and compliance will be the top-most priority for any cloud deployment that contains personal data of EU citizens. While leading providers have moved to make their platforms and services compliant, ensuring compliance requires more than just technology. Companies will also need to invest time and resources..