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Cloud computing security

The set of procedures, processes and standards designed to provide information security assurance in a cloud computing environment is termed as Cloud computing security. It is very effective in addressing physical and logical security issues across all the different service models of software, platform and infrastructure. Cloud security also addresses how these services are delivered (public, private or hybrid delivery model).

Why is Cloud security important?

The cloud's nature as a shared resource, identity management, privacy and access control are a major concern. Cloud computing security deals with the below given key threats 

Data breaches - A virtual machine could use side-channel timing information to extract private cryptographic keys in use by other VMs on the same server. Designing a multitenant cloud service database properly is necessary as a single fault in one client's application could allow an attacker to get at various client's data. 

Data loss – Data can disappear due to various reasons like a hacker might delete a target's data out of spite, careless cloud service provider, fire, flood, or earthquake. It can lead to serious negative outputs like impacting relationships with customers, legal issues, and more.

Account / service traffic hijacking - With access to your credentials, an attacker can eavesdrop on your activities and transactions, manipulate data, return falsified information, and redirect your clients to illegitimate sites.

Insecure interfaces and APIs – This can expose a company to security issues concerning confidentiality, integrity, availability, and accountability.

Cloud security - Applications
Meyertech provides a Meyertech provides a "fundamental change in airport video surveillance" at Cork Airport
Introduction In the first quarter of 2015 Meyertech completed the modernisation of Cork airports video surveillance system which went...
HID Global and ASSA ABLOY provide smart card access control solution for George Mason UniversityHID Global and ASSA ABLOY provide smart card access control solution for George Mason University
George Mason's magnetic ID card system needed to be replaced with a more efficient smart card solution As the...
Cloud security - News
Brivo introduces ACS6000 and ACS300 door access controllers
24 March, 2017: The ACS6000 is a powerful plug-compatible update to Brivo’s popular ACS5000 controller, adding higher credential capacity, OSDP reader support, and optional WiFi connectivity Brivo, a provider of cloud-based...
SALTO rebrands cloud-based wireless locking solution as SALTO KS, Keys as a Service
22 March, 2017: SALTO KS provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully-wired electronic product The knowledge acquired through constant market learning...
Schneider Electric study highlights cross-industry trend to move security applications to the Cloud
22 March, 2017: Organisations utilise the cloud for existing applications, including data storage, HR, email and security According to a new study commissioned by Schneider Electric, companies across industries are increasingly...
SALTO Systems to showcase products, software and partnerships at ISC West 2017
21 March, 2017: Salto Systems will showcase access control products and software at ISC West 2017 SALTO Systems, a manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, will showcase new products, innovative technology in...
Dahua announces integration of Angelcam with Eco-Savvy 2.0 and Home Wi-Fi cameras
21 March, 2017: The inclusion of Angelcam will simplify the process of connecting cameras to the cloud and offer an assortment of features Dahua, a manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products and services,...
Brivo OnAir cloud-based access control system to include Mercury’s open platform hardware
16 March, 2017: Brivo OnAir combines access control technology, video surveillance and mobile credentialing in a unified cloud-based security platform Brivo, the provider of cloud-based physical access control systems and mobile...
Hikvision and Eagle Eye Networks integrate for seamless and cybersecure cloud video surveillance solution
16 March, 2017: Integrators will benefit from easy-to-install cloud-based security system with extra cybersecurity measures Hikvision USA Inc., the North American provider of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions,...
Gartner says detection and response is top security priority for organisations in 2017
15 March, 2017: All security investments are measured on how they contribute to the shift in mindset Organisations are transforming their security spending strategy in 2017, moving away from prevention-only approaches to focus...
IronYun: How AI simplifies video search and lowers storage costs
15 March, 2017: Artificial intelligence and deep learning are poised to transform how video images are used and managed. In today’s surveillance systems, video from more and more cameras leave operators at risk of...
Aligning physical and digital security in the Cloud
Organisations are moving to align their physical and digital security initiatives, especially in today’s more connected world Organisations must address growing security threats using fewer resources in an...
In Profile
Arecont Vision releases MicroDome Duo compact twin-sensor megapixel camera series
Arecont Vision releases MicroDome Duo compact twin-sensor megapixel camera series

Arecont Vision announces the expansion of the compact MicroDome ultra-low profile true day/night camera family with the release of its dual-sensor MicroDome Duo series.

MicroDome Duo unique capabilities

With revolutionary innovation and in-house designs, Arecont Vision has pioneered the multi-sensor megapixel surveillance camera market since 2006. MicroDome Duo is the latest addition to that continuing heritage, with an extremely compact and advanced twin sensor omnidirectional camera. Both sensors feature independent remote focus modules, mounted on 3-axis gimbals for outstanding viewing coverage. 

“Customers across the Middle East and around the world will benefit from the small size, advanced cybersecurity protection, future-proof design and unique capabilities of the new MicroDome Duo,” said Sanjit Bardhan, Vice President of Sales, Middle East, Africa, and India (MEAI) for Arecont Vision. “MicroDome Duo reduces the number of came...

In Focus
Arecont VisionASSA ABLOY EMEA
BCDVideoCLIQ - ASSA ABLOY
Dahua Technology LtdDelta Scientific Corporation
FLIR Commercial Vision System B.V.Hikvision
LILINLTV Europe Sicherheitstechnik GmbH
MOBOTIX AGNedap Security Management
Pelco by Schneider ElectricPromise Technology
Seagate TechnologySeeTec GmbH
TDSiTESA
TrakaVicon Industries

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