Cloud Infographic: 2013 Cyber Security Intelligence Index

Cloud Infographic: 2013 Cyber Security Intelligence Index

Cloud Infographic: 2013 Cyber Security Intelligence Index Based on daily monitoring of security for more than 4,000 clients, IBM has determined that DDoS attacks are on the rise. The average large company must filter through 1,400 cyber attacks weekly according to the IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index. But many organizations do not have the on-site expertise or the right IT skills and tools required to combat them. Also, many do not have an incident response…

CloudBerry Lab Takes You To The Glacier

CloudBerry Lab Takes You To The Glacier

CloudBerry Lab Takes You To The Glacier The world of data management and storage continues to change and flex as it enters the realm of the cloud, with sophisticated technologies running in a never-ending horse-race against the increased demands of the end users. One constant remains:  people need access to data, and they also need to store data, which is why they turn to cloud storage and backup specialists. CloudBerry Lab (cloudberrylab.com) is one such…

Firehost Reveals Increases In Cyberattacks In Its Superfecta Report

Firehost Reveals Increases In Cyberattacks In Its Superfecta Report

Firehost Reveals Increases in Cyberattacks in its Superfecta Report There are always wolves at the door, and they are relentless in both their creativity and determination when it comes to getting in. This is the message that can be gleaned from a report released Tuesday October 22, by FireHost, (www.firehost.com) a provider of managed, secure cloud IaaS. Their Superfecta report highlights upticks in Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and SQL Injection activity that specifically target applications carrying sensitive information…

Virtualization As A Key Component Of Cloud Computing

Virtualization As A Key Component Of Cloud Computing

Virtualization as a key component of cloud computing Virtualization is one of the key components of the cloud computing paradigm, especially in infrastructure as a service model where the mentioned technology is essential to provide a large set of computing resources. Some experts even define cloud computing as simple as virtualized hardware and software plus advanced monitoring and resource management technologies. Virtualization has changed the ICT, and some of its benefits include reduction of hardware…

Why NSA Revelations Will Be Good For Cloud Security

Why NSA Revelations Will Be Good For Cloud Security

NSA Revelations And Cloud Security Edward Snowden’s recent disclosures, including concerns about the NSA’s ability to break certain types of encryption, and the extent of surveillance on cloud service providers, put the entire cloud industry into an uproar. The bad news is that this has eroded companies’  trust that their data can be secure in the cloud. In fact, industry analysts are predicting that these disclosures will cost US cloud service providers between $22 and $35 billion in…

Dark Clouds On The Horizon: The Rise Of Sophisticated Cybercrime

Dark Clouds On The Horizon: The Rise Of Sophisticated Cybercrime

Sophisticated Cybercrime The story reads as if it were pulled from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel: a collection of US banks suddenly starts receiving Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that are carefully timed to re-strike just as their systems start to repair themselves. The attacks are carried out by waves of botnet zombies pouring from infected servers across the world and aimed at the United States. The main source of the outbreak…

Promises, Promises: Has The ERP Promise Finally Become A Reality?

Promises, Promises: Has The ERP Promise Finally Become A Reality?

Promises, Promises: Has the ERP Promise Finally Become a Reality? “You made me promises, promises you knew you’d never keep. Promises, promises why do I believe?” Those of us fortunate, or unfortunate, enough to enjoy the 80’s may remember these lyrics.  The lyrics could have been about the state of ERP before Cloud ERP came around. Before the Cloud, ERP promise was just that, a promise.  The benefits touted by ERP Vendors, such as connecting…

Cloud Computing Bottleneck: The Bandwidth Problem

Cloud Computing Bottleneck: The Bandwidth Problem

Cloud Computing Bottleneck: The Bandwidth Problem Though Cloud Computing looks to be the future of application and data delivery for the foreseeable future, it is not without its downsides and bottlenecks, literally. The most evident bottleneck you will notice is bandwidth. It is the end-all-be-all of connectivity. Without it, or even just having small portions of it is enough to cause headaches in even the most undemanding user. Imagine that for a casual user, uploading…