Cloud Security This Week – February 2, 2018

New from CEO Tim Prendergast on AWS Acquisition of Sqrrl
Amazon’s move to fold Sqrrl, a threat detection startup, into AWS security services could help bring together its growing list of disparate security tools.

WEBINAR: The Evolution of DevSecOps Revisited
Register for our webinar on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 where our panel of experts will discuss relationship between DevOps and SecOps and explore whether or not it has evolved to be as harmonious as we hoped.

The Stoic’s Guide to Cloud Security
Stoics practiced negative visualization; think about what you DON’T want to happen so you can experience its pain without having to actually go through its consequences. Turns out, it’s also a pretty good strategy for those responsible for the security of their organization’s cloud environment.

Your Cloud Security Guide to the Super Bowl
The build up for this Sunday’s match-up has been massively filled with hype, but it’s nothing compared to what will happen if security teams don’t take care of their data and cloud environment.

News and Perspectives on Cloud Security
Security Not Keeping Up with Cloud-First Business Strategies
A new study from Hurwitz & Associates indicates that while more organizations are taking a “cloud-first” approach to their business operations, 40% felt that their security solutions aren’t as flexible and scalable as the rest of their cloud initiatives.

Google Cloud Gets Custom Access Controls
Google launched a new cloud security feature that allows its Google Cloud Platform customers to set up custom access policies for different user accounts, only allowing access to particular aspects of specific services.

Hackers Have Already Targeted the Winter Olympics – And May Not Be Done
The Olympics pit nations against each other for athletic supremacy in a hugely popular, global platform that lasts two weeks and is responsible for billions in advertising and revenue. Hackers are already exploiting it and it looks like it could get worse before the final medal is awarded.

Inside the World’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Hack—and How the Scammers Pulled it Off
Last week, more than $500 million worth of currency was stolen from Coincheck, a Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange. Questions abound about how hackers were able to penetrate a highly secure environment and what it means for the future of crypto.

Breach-Proofing Your Data in a GDPR World
Great advice from DARKReading: six key measures for enterprises to prioritize over the next few months.