Cloud Security

In this East Midlands Cyber Security Forum event we looked at the security implications that you should be aware of when choosing adopt cloud services and how to maximise your use of the Cloud in a secure manner.

This event originally took place on 25th January 2017 at De Montfort University in Leicester.

cloud-security-banner-artworkAccording to the Cloud Security Alliance, over 70% of the world’s businesses now operate – at least in part – in the Cloud. With benefits like lower fixed costs, higher flexibility, automatic software updates, increased collaboration, and the freedom to work from anywhere, this isn’t a big surprise.

However, the Cloud has its share of security concerns. These range from vulnerability to hijacked accounts to malicious insiders to full-scale data breaches.


How secure is your data in the cloud?

A senior IT Security representative from a global utility company

This presentation explained the approach of a global utility company to identify the measures and controls available within a cloud service offering.

Information Security in AWS

Dave Walker, Specialist Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Dave looked at Amazon Web Services’ security first approach and the tools which they offer for a secure deployment.

Dave has also hosted various webinars, including the AWS IoT security in the cloud webinar, which are freely available to watch.

Overview of the event

The event was organised by the East Midlands Cyber Security Forum, which is supported by the regional branches of the UK Cyber Security Forum and the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), and the East Midlands Chambers of Commerce.

Here are the general slides from the evening, which include background information on the supporting organisations and details of upcoming events in the region:

Here is a short overview video of the event where Colin Robbins, Innovation Director at Nexor, discusses the security implications of using cloud services and the liability of data within the cloud.