Hyperguarding your Web Applications

Weekly Industry Round-up, Week of 2/22

Posted by hyperguard on February 26, 2010

Dark Reading…
At RSA Conference, Analysts Will Focus On Security’s ‘Big Issues’
Tim Wilson discusses some security analyst’s predictions for what the hot topics at this year’s RSA Conference will be. Cloud security will be one of the major topics covered since security is a key factor in a company’s decision to adopt cloud technology. Khalid Kark, a vice president at Forrester Research, says he’ll be looking for signs of security’s “three big shifts” while he’s at the show. Those shifts will be toward next-generation technologies, in the business expectations of security managers, and in the ownership of security.

Cloud Security Issues, Targeted Attacks to be Hot-Button Topics at RSA
In this article, Robert Westervelt discusses how targeted attacks are using browser vulnerabilities, seeking flaws in Web applications and finding clever ways to trick end users and penetrate corporate networks. This may lead RSA attendees to take a more cautious approach to new technologies that promise to secure virtualized environments, cloud computing and a number of other corporate initiatives.

RSAC 2010 Guide: Virtualization and Cloud Security
This guide discusses what we can expect to see from virtualization and cloud security at next week’s RSA Conference. We will see virtualization security and the tools and techniques for locking down virtual machines and infrastructures. Software as a Service will be covered since a variety of new and existing security technologies can be delivered as services via the cloud. Cloud-powered security will be discussed as some vendors are leveraging cloud-based features to enhance their security product offerings. Tools and techniques for securing cloud deployments will also be a hot topic.


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