The sophistication and persistence of cyber-attacks are driven by the attractiveness of an organization’s role and assets. Often they are conducted by highly skilled international organized crime groups or foreign nation states that aim their attacks not just at government entities, but also at corporations, including those with large-scale financial and credit card assets and foreign investments, and those in the strategic resources sector. More...

Software as a Service (SaaS) has emerged as a popular delivery model to increase the efficiency of business-driven IT services. Ease of implementation and lower IT costs via “pay as you go” models have proven attractive for enterprises desiring the benefits of modern applications without having to invest in and delivery these services internally. More...

When information and applications are designated as mission critical, this should immediately signal to the organization that these systems require the highest levels of protection and equally high investment to guard against malicious attacks. When moving these applications to the cloud, system owners need to know how cloud service providers (CSPs) will deliver secure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or Software as a Service (SaaS) capable of maintaining a low-risk security posture. More...

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