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October 16, 2012

Vaultive Joins Cloud Security Alliance, Hires Enterprise Security Expert

With a track record of collaboration with the Cloud Security Alliance already in place, cloud data encryption provider Vaultive has officially joined the not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing.

Vaultive has worked closely with the CSA with its multiple contributions to the CSA 3.0 cloud computing guidance working groups in the areas of email security and encryption, according to Elad Yoran (News - Alert), CEO at Vaultive.

“Smart encryption technology is a significant part of the future of the cloud security industry and we look forward to working with the Cloud Security Alliance as a corporate member to help organizations worldwide overcome the barriers to cloud adoption through the establishment of new policies that reduce – and even eliminate – common security concerns,” Yoran said. “We are excited to offer our knowledge and expertise to help further the CSA’s mission of promoting best practices for securing cloud environments.

In other Vaultive news, the New York City-based company has hired enterprise security expert Steve Coplan, who will serve as senior director of marketing and strategy.

Coplan brings over 10 years of information security expertise and experience to Vaultive, both in industry analysis and product marketing. Prior to Vaultive, Coplan served as a research manager within 451 Research’s Enterprise Security Practice, perspectives on the state of enterprise security and emerging trends, with a particular focus on the security implications of enterprise adoption of cloud computing.

“My career has long been motivated by my enthusiasm for innovation and I was intrigued by the unique value that Vaultive is adding to the process of cloud data encryption,” Coplan said in a statement. “Given the far-reaching implications of what Vaultive’s technology will do to enable widespread enterprise cloud adoption and revolutionize the way organizations are migrating to the cloud, it is exciting for me to be a part of the team and to help further develop its market strategy.”

There’s a distinct need for security in the cloud, one that companies and cloud service providers are still trying to meet. However, the main problem, as Yoran says, “Is not as much security per se, but ownership and control of data in the cloud.” That is, the data tends to be safe in the cloud; the issue is who can access it.

After all, if you want your information to be safe, it’s important to have good control over who can access and alter it, he told TMCnet in a recent interview.

Fortunately, that’s what Vaultive focuses on. Yoran was sure to press on the point that ownership and control is key in cloud services, especially for large organizations. Of course, those organizations should probably not keep their data entirely in the cloud, due to their sheer size, but hybrid models are recommended.

Edited by Braden Becker

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