Archive for the 'Cloud Computing' Category

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Facing the Facts: How to Avoid Cloud Security Risks

Cloud Security RisksDespite increasing adoption in cloud computing, many companies are still hesitant about making the leap to the cloud due to concerns about security. In fact, a recent cloud computing survey revealed that security and compliance are the top inhibitors for cloud adoption.

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Evolving Cloud Services for Changing e-Business Needs

We will shortly launch Layered Tech’s new eBusiness Cloud Services, designed to guarantee compliance and deliver managed security in a range of cloud computing environments. Over the course of developing these new solutions, there were a number of lessons learned that we believe led us to build a better cloud for complex e-business applications. Here are a few we’d like to share:

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Inherent Trust in the Cloud – ISACA Update

ISACA Silicon Valley ChapterI attended the ISACA Silicon Valley chapter 2012 Summer Conference, Enabling Trust: Business in the Cloud, on August 23rd and 24th.  Some of the organizations presenting included Qualys, SurveyMonkey, EMC Consulting, StrongAuth, Allgress, PwC, Apollo Group, iStreet Solutions, Check Point Software Technologies and Layered Tech.

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Should you redesign an app for the Cloud?

I recently visited with SearchCloudProvider’s Dina Gerdeman about 3 important factors to consider when weighing the options of migrating/redesigning for the Cloud. Read the full article here: Cloud application architectures: When to redesign an app for the cloud

Take a Sneak Peek at our Next-Gen Secure Cloud

We will be announcing a next generation secure cloud platform shortly. I want to give you some insight of our thoughts around cloud and security.

Secure Cloud Platform Sneak PeekCustomers are often faced with choosing between greater business agility or highly secure and compliant-ready environments. We do not think this is a fair trade-off. No customer should be forced to forgo the full promise of cloud to achieve running in a secure and compliant environment. Nor should a client need to sort through piles of log data to keep themselves compliant when outsourcing to a cloud service provider. We are addressing this very quandary.

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Additional Observations from the HIMSS12 Conference and Results from the Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey

HIMSS Health IT Conference and ExhibitionAs mentioned in the previous blog entry, Layered Tech recently attended the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, the premier healthcare IT show of the year. In our last post, we recapped the main takeaways related to HIPAA, hosting and cloud computing, but there were some other aspects from the show we felt were noteworthy. Also, during the show, HIMSS released the results of its annual Leadership Survey. The findings illustrate the state of the industry, the challenges faced and the objectives that are top-of-mind for healthcare organizations.

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Healthcare IT and Hosting – Observations from the HIMSS12 Conference

By Brian White, Director of Business Development for Layered Tech

HIMSS Health IT Conference and ExhibitionLayered Tech recently attended the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, the premier healthcare IT show of the year, and we wanted to share what we thought was interesting and informative in terms of trends and news related to hosting, cloud computing and compliance. The education sessions covered everything from managing mobile devices to implementing electronic health records (EHRs), health information exchanges (HIEs) and bioinformatics. In addition, the application of technology and provider/vendor collaboration to reduce costs while increasing patient care were key focus areas for the more than 37,000 attendees and 1,100-plus exhibitors.

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Blog Series: Reducing Risk with PCI-Compliant and Secure Community Clouds, Part III

By Jeff Reich, Chief Risk Officer, Layered Tech

In parts one and two of this blog series, we’ve examined how community clouds are viable environments for PCI compliance, and in this segment we will explore how security is instrumental in guarding against data breaches.

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Blog Series: Reducing Risk with PCI-Compliant and Secure Community Clouds, Part II

By Jeff Reich, Chief Risk Officer, Layered Tech

In the first installment of this series, we looked at the magnitude in which companies are experiencing security data breaches and how PCI compliance can help businesses overcome these issues.  In this installment, we’ll examine how community clouds are emerging as an alternative environment for companies looking to achieve PCI compliance and robust security while also reaping benefits including reduced overhead.

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Blog Series: Reducing Risk with PCI-Compliant and Secure Community Clouds

By Jeff Reich, Chief Risk Officer, Layered Tech

It seems almost daily a new report emerges detailing how a company suffered a data security breach, resulting in the release of sensitive data for hundreds of people.  To help guard against these attacks, companies can become PCI compliant, but it is not an easy goal to achieve and does not guarantee complete and total security.  As an alternative, community clouds provided through third-party resources like Layered Tech offer security options and a path to compliance without the cost and labor issues present with in-house systems.

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