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The GDPR: How to perform due diligence of Cloud service providers

One overlooked aspect of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is that it’s now much harder for organisations to pass the blame when a third party suffers a data breach. Data controllers – the organisations that dictate what information is processed – must give instructions for how data processors – the service providers – handle personal information. Unless the third party has explicitly … [Read more...]

Getting Started with Azure Firewall

In today's tutorial, I'll teach you how to get started with Azure Firewall, Microsoft's cloud-native managed firewall appliance. Call it firewall-as-a-service if you'd like. Let's begin! … [Read more...]

What is Cloud Security Posture Management? (CSPM)

For years, security concerns kept many business leaders convinced it was too risky to migrate the IT environment to the cloud. But in recent years, there’s been a shift. … [Read more...]

Security Considerations for Data in the Cloud

On-premise data centers vs. the cloud: which environment offers stronger data security? … [Read more...]

Part 4 – Getting Started with Azure Automation: Testing Draft Runbooks

In this article, we’ll prepare the test automation project and I’ll show you how to use these assets to test our draft runbook. … [Read more...]

Data Protection and the risks associated with the Cloud

This book is intended to be an introduction to the risks involved in Cloud sourcing, to enable managers to ask the right questions. Suggestions are offered for the kind of risks an organisation’s use of the Cloud might generate, and the remedial measures that might be taken. These are given as examples only and are not intended to be a substitute for qualified legal or technical advice. Other … [Read more...]

Why you Shouldn’t Use FTP to Transfer Cloud Files

The cloud is a fact of life in 2019. From basic cloud collaboration tools to storage buckets on massive cloud platforms like Azure and AWS, most businesses perform thousands of cloud file transfers every day, whether they’re aware of it or not. For businesses and IT teams, this has been a boon. The cloud offers a level of flexibility and capability most on-premise systems could only dream of. … [Read more...]

How to Boost Network Performance Inside China’s Great Firewall

Latency is horrible when connecting from China to any global cloud provider, however, there are legal ways to mitigate this impact. Find out here. Read the post here: How to Boost Network Performance Inside China’s Great Firewall … [Read more...]

How to Copy Files to Azure Blob Storage

When working with Microsoft Azure, you'll inevitably come to a point to where you need to access material stored locally on premise. … [Read more...]

How to Create an Azure DevTest Lab

Lab environments are essential to lots of people in IT, including system administrators needing to test out the latest software or software developers needing to deploy their own custom software to test before rolling it out to production. … [Read more...]