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HyTrust raises 18.5m to secure virtual data centres

HyTrust raised $18.5m in new financing from Intel Capital, Fortinet, Cisco, VMware, Granite Ventures, Trident Capital and Epic Ventures

Cloud security automation specialist HyTrust has been gaining traction as of late, and earlier this week the company announced that it has secured $18.5 million in series C financing in order to help scale up its security-as-a-service outfit.

Deutsche Telekom avoids US servers; another secure email shuts

Deutsche Telekom is claiming SSL means more security as secure email providers start closing

Deutsche Telekom has said it will avoid routing customers’ email traffic through US hosted infrastructure and will step up email security in the wake of the NSA PRISM spying scandal.

Secure cloud email service closes; warns against hosting data in US

Edward Snowden used Lavabit

US-based encrypted email service Lavabit has shut up shop in the wake of the PRISM scandal, with its founder warning against trusting data to any company with physical ties to the US.

Cloud Security Alliance: Security in the cloud

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At the recent Cloud World Forum in London, Business Cloud News had the chance to speak with Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director at the Cloud Security Alliance, a nonprofit association of cloud service providers looking to help develop security standards and best practice around cloud computing.

Is data safer in the cloud?

With more people using cloud-based services cyber-security is changing, but not in ways you might suspect

With MI5 and GCHQ recently urging the FTSE 350 to redouble their cyber-security efforts in light of “unprecedented” levels of attack on UK PLC, and with a growing number of these enterprises among others outsourcing their infrastructure to the cloud, it’s worth asking: does the shift to the cloud actually keep corporate data safer – or undermine cyber-security measures?

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