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Does Your Cloud Security Strategy Include These 5 Things?

by Palen Schwab , posted in Cloud Security, Cloud IDS, Cloud Security Platform, Vulnerability Management, Threat Intel, workload

There are a few things you just don’t leave home without — your keys, your wallet and usually, a large cup of coffee. These are the daily tools you use to get in and out of places, acquire things you need, and keep you alert and energized. This is not much different from your daily cloud security needs. Your organization needs to be fully equipped and protected across all aspects of your cloud environment to be prepared for whatever life throws at it.

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Apr 4, 2016 11:52:52 AM

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5 Reasons Why Host-Based Intrusion Detection Systems Thrive in the Cloud

by Palen Schwab , posted in Cloud Security, IDS, Cloud IDS, Cloud, Intrusion Detection Systems


The threat landscape continues to expand as both the frequency and the financial impact of cyber security incidents increase. As a result, traditional host-based security evolves to counter new attack vectors and types of infections. On rare occasions however, two separate, independently evolving technologies can come together in a way that benefits both – and so it is, with host-based intrusion detection systems (IDS) and the cloud.

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Sep 29, 2015 9:39:52 AM

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The History of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) - Part 1

by Palen Schwab , posted in Cloud Security, Intrusion Detection, IDS, Cloud IDS, Intrusion Detection Systems


Great applied technology typically needs enabling partner technology, and it will struggle to make headway until that partner appears. For decades, Intrusion Detection System (IDS) technology struggled to deliver efficient, high quality intrusion monitoring, and is only now experiencing success with the arrival of an unintentional enabling partner technology – cloud computing.

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Sep 9, 2015 10:04:36 AM

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3 Reasons Why the Host Rules Cloud IDS

by Sam Bisbee , posted in Cloud Security, Intrusion Detection, IDS, Cloud IDS


To truly appreciate why companies like Threat Stack point to the Cloud as a watershed event in their corner of the software industry, one must push past the hype and worn platitudes about “the Cloud with a capital C.” The reality is that it is the side effects that have caused such a large impact, like cost of operation as a function of scaled purchasing power and the forcing of software-only solutions.

This has certainly been felt in intrusion detection systems (IDS). They have traditionally been deployed as network hardware devices enabled by access to the network infrastructure, but are struggling to find relevance in a world where the traditional network boundary no longer exists.

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Feb 5, 2015 1:44:00 PM

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