Big Data

Reserve segregation of administrator duties

It may be tempting for organizations to consolidate administrator duties in the cloud because many functions can be conveniently and centrally administered using virtualization management software. However, as with physical IT environments, in which servers, networks and security functions are split among several administrators or departments, segregating those functions within the cloud can provide added …

Adopt federated identity policies backed by strong authentication practices

In the simplest terms, a federated identity allows a user to access various web sites, enterprise applications and cloud services using a single sign-on. Federated identities are made possible when organizations agree to honor each other’s trust relationships, not only in terms of access but also in terms of entitlements. Establishing “ties of federation” — …

Manage policies for provisioning virtual machines

As an added security measure, enterprises should preserve a separation of administrator duties in the cloud. The temptation may be to consolidate duties, as many functions can be centrally administered from the cloud using virtualization management software. However, as with physical IT environments, in which servers, networks and security functions are split among several administrators …

how cloud providers will report?

Trust relationships are about establishing hierarchies and knowing who can be counted on to protect and treat shared resources and sensitive information appropriately. It’s about trusting not just who you’re transacting with, but also how they provide services and security. When expectations between parties are formalized and organized through ties of the federation, the result …