As Amazon S3 has become more widely used the thorny issue of sharing files has become more of an issue. Sharing files on S3 can be complex and can involve public buckets, IAM Policies and temp URL’s. This complexity has often lead to companies setting buckets to public to enable access which in turn has led to its own issues in terms of breaches or unauthorised access.Continue reading “How To Easily Create Private Password Protected Amazon S3 Links And Folders”by
DropBox has been in the press quite a lot lately with regards to passwords breaches and also with surreptitious behaviour with regard to machine security on Mac. Although DropBox has started to reassure users with ‘how secure we are‘ type information Corporate IT departments will again feel they have cause for concern with regards any internal corporate use of DropBox.
So the key question we are trying here is ‘just do do you solve a problem like Dropbox‘ ? Indeed this is a slightly unfair question in that it is using DropBox to make a point and the reality is we could have picked on one of several cloud storage services as Corporate IT has misgivings with anything Cloud when it relates to files.
One of the more frequent requests we have had for the Storage Made Easy Office 365 Connector was to enable users how used their own identity management with Office 365.
This affects users who purchase Office 365 through a reseller / Distributor such as GoDaddy or for companies who are using their own Identity Management with Office 365 for Single Sign On (SSO).
Users who use Office 365 with their own identity management or third party identity management can now also use the SME O365 connector, previously limited only to Microsoft Office 365 OAuth.
This blog post is a technical post outlining the steps needed to deploy the Storage Made Easy Cloud Control Gateway and Enterprise File Share and Sync solution on the Azure IaaS compute infrastructure.
Storage Made Easy provides a private enterprise file share and sync solution that can not only be used with Azure Blob Storage Data but which can also be used as a cloud security point to secure other storage points or sync and share solutions, such as Office365 and SharePoint. We call this Cloud Control and you can read more about it here.
We wanted to provide you with an update on the recently published vulnerability for OpenSSL. Please see here for an explanation regarding the vulnerability.
As soon as we were made aware of this vulnerability we immediately scanned our infrastructure to assess the potential risk.
Our analysis showed that we were not at risk to the vulnerability on our own servers nor on the IaaS or on-site cloud appliances as we are not running an affected version of OpenSSL.
LastPass HeartBleed checking tool is giving false positives. Please use any of the below sites / services that correctly check for HeartBeat vunerability in sites:
We have liaises with LastPass who are using a different algorithm to issue warnings and the SME site has been whitelisted.by
Many file sharing vendors offer at encryption at rest but the the real question is do they let you manage your own encryption key?
Ask yourself these questions?
– Are you comfortable not controlling your own file encryption?
– Do you have sensitive data you wish to store in the cloud that you do not want to have your file sharing vendor have access to?
– Do you have data that absolutely must have controlled encryption from a legislative view point?
– Do ypu trust your vendor not to provide a ‘back door’ to the NSA?
Storage Made Easy:
– Offers private key encryption in which the private key is not stored on its hosted platform for all users (including free users).
– Let’s you encrypt data stored on any remote cloud including Box, DropBox, Amazon S3 etc
– is a UK company that has servers located in the US and in Europe in which no data is shared between the two
– Can provide a completely on-premise solution for Cloud Control and unified joined up file sharing that encompasses all public and private corporate data.
SME puts encryption of your files in your hands not your vendors !