Author Archives: Chris Burt

About Chris Burt

Chris Burt is a WHIR contributor and writer of both fiction and non-fiction. His writing projects can be followed on Twitter @afakechrisburt.

Google Cloud Customers Can Now Use their Own Encryption Keys

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The Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys (CESK) option for Google’s Compute Engine has been released to general availability, the company announced Monday. Google will continue to encrypt customer content by default, but making CESK generally available allows customers to better control their data security. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) automatically uses one or more encryption… Read More

Canada Considers Keeping Public Data Stored Within Borders

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The Government of Canada has released a cloud adoption plan this week which restricts cloud storage of much of its data to Canadian data centers. The plan calls for “secret” and “top secret” data to be stored internally, while “classified” information, including personally identifiable information, will be stored in the… Read More

ZENEDGE Launches Single IP Protection at HostingCon

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ZENEDGE launched Single IP Protection to general availability on Tuesday at HostingCon to provide enterprise-class network DDoS mitigation to organizations with smaller networks. Network DDoS mitigation traditionally requires Border Gateway Protocol for routing decisions, which means they only work on networks with a minimum class C subnet including 254 usable… Read More

Nearly Half of All Corporate Data is Out of IT Department’s Control

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Many organizations are not responding to the continuing spread of “Shadow IT” and cloud use with appropriate governance and security measures, and more than half do not have a proactive approach, according to research released Tuesday. The 2016 Global Cloud Data Security Study, compiled by the Ponemon Institute on behalf… Read More