Keeping Ahead Of Organized Online Crime

Keeping Ahead Of Organized Online Crime

Organized Online Crime LastPass, one of the top password managers available, released a statement last week that suspicious activity had been discovered and blocked on their network. It appears that no encrypted user data was stolen, but email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were compromised. LastPass is now providing additional…

Promising OpenStack-Based IaaS Launched In US

Promising OpenStack-Based IaaS Launched In US

OpenStack-Based IaaS Launched In US Can Bridge Gap Between Private and Public Cloud The free, open-source cloud-computing software platform, OpenStack is poised to “bridge the gap” between public and private clouds, as the Swedish-based City Network expands its OpenStack-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) into the USA. Called City Cloud, it is the pivotal hub…

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Las Vegas Security Event

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Las Vegas Security Event

Keynotes Set For Upcoming Cloud Security Alliance Congress Schedule of Workshops, Trainings and Certifications to Compliment Session Line Up at the only Data Privacy and Cloud Security Conference Featuring Best-in-Class Education and Networking The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a…

New Approach Addresses Cybersecurity Challenges For The IoT

New Approach Addresses Cybersecurity Challenges For The IoT

Cybersecurity Challenges For The IoT The traditional approach to cybersecurity is to assume trust and then take steps to manage what isn’t trusted. But as the concept of an industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gains momentum, one of the primary challenges facing businesses is safeguarding connections between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). With…

Performance In Cloud Shows Microsoft Has Strong Foundations

Performance In Cloud Shows Microsoft Has Strong Foundations

Microsoft Has Strong Foundations For The Future Results show that Microsoft is still the best choice for resellers adopting their product range for the cloud world Microsoft has recently announced its FYQ4 Earnings Report, which showed the company’s commercial cloud revenue grew by 88%, despite an overall quarterly loss.  The growing cloud revenue has been…

Cheap, Convenient Clouds Are Likely To Change The Way Enterprises Do Business

Cheap, Convenient Clouds Are Likely To Change The Way Enterprises Do Business

451 Research: Cloud Costs Fall Across The Board If you have a keen interest in cloud development, new cloud products/services, public/private cloud pricing and cloud computing market competition, then “451 Research’s latest updates on Cloud Price Index” might interest you. The research states that the basic cost of renting cloud services — from one of…

Google Glass – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Google Glass – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Google Glass Though only available to a tiny percentage of the world’s population and criticized as ‘dead’, Google Glass appears, in fact, to be alive and well in the enterprise, with a recent announcement that Google is planning to distribute Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ through Glass for Work partners. 9To5Google reports that this new edition will…

State Of The Union: Public Vs Private Cloud

State Of The Union: Public Vs Private Cloud

Public Vs Private Cloud Revisited For the past few years everyone has marked-out a constant increase in public and private clouds. Whether to adopt a public cloud approach (off-premise IT capability or application, provided by others) or go for private cloud (on-premise enablement of cloud possibilities with existing IT) has always been an incensed topic…

Taking Advantage of The Apple Watch

Taking Advantage of The Apple Watch

Apple’s Most Personal Device Touted as Apple’s most personal device yet, the Apple Watch has received diverse reactions. Some industry pundits consider it better suited to early adopters, with its convenience being eclipsed by the learning curve and high price. However, past successes of Apple devices suggest that getting behind their new product won’t end…

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Cloud Computing – A Requirement For Greater Innovation

Cloud Computing – A Requirement For Greater Innovation

Cloud Computing Innovation Sao Paulo, Brazil has had trouble with both energy and water supplies as of late. Despite it is the rainy period. Unfortunately Sao Paulo is very dependent on its rain as a majority of its power is generated from large dams. No water, no energy. Difficult situation for a city of some…

World Backup Day: Understand The Data You Are Protecting

World Backup Day: Understand The Data You Are Protecting

World Backup Day: Understand The Data You Are Protecting Did you know that 113 phones are lost or stolen every minute? What about the fact that 1 in 10 computers are infected with a virus every month? Thanks to World Backup Day, an independent initiative that was started in 2011, awareness is being raised about…

How Your Business Can Overcome Its Fear of BYOD

How Your Business Can Overcome Its Fear of BYOD

Overcoming BYOD Fear While the popularity of the remote workforce has been on the rise, more and more people are returning to the office to work out of fear that their business data isn’t secure, according to a Neustar report. A whopping 83 percent of respondents are worried about the security of their files, and 27…

The Implication Of Consumers Not Having Their Heads In The Cloud

The Implication Of Consumers Not Having Their Heads In The Cloud

Customers CAN Better Protect Themselves The majority of cloud consumers don’t understand what cloud is let alone what the implications of transacting in the cloud or of having their data and digital assets stored in the cloud. As a result most consumers are their own worst enemy when it comes to putting themselves at risk…

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

The Internet of Things Is About To Explode By 2020, Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion worldwide. It’s an astoundingly large figure given that the sector barely existed three years ago. We are now rapidly evolving toward a world in which just about everything will become…

How The Cloud Is Changing Disaster Recovery

How The Cloud Is Changing Disaster Recovery

How the Cloud is Changing Disaster Recovery Anyone who is a regular reader of this site will know about the cloud’s numerous benefits. Using the cloud can provide businesses with cost-effective resource usage, rapid provisioning, easy scalability and flexible elasticity – benefits that simply don’t exist when using local on-site servers and services. One of…

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry If you start talking about big data to someone who is not in the industry, they immediately conjure up images of giant warehouses full of servers, staff poring over page after page of numbers and statistics, and some big brother-esque official sat in a huge government building…

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Off Premise Corporate Data Storage Cloud storage is a broad term. It can encompass anything from on premise solutions, to file storage, disaster recovery and off premise options. To narrow the scope, I’ve dedicated the focus of today’s discussion to the more popular cloud storage services—such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive—which are also known as hosted,…

Report: Cybercriminals Rely On People To Access Corporate Environments

Report: Cybercriminals Rely On People To Access Corporate Environments

Cybercriminal Report Users are the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity, with only 1 percent representing 75 percent of the security risk in a cloud environment, according to a new cloud cybersecurity report released yesterday. The CloudLock Cyberlab analyzed 10 million users as well as 1 billion files and more than 91,000 applications and…

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms To Protect National Security Systems

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms To Protect National Security Systems

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced that it plans to introduce methods of cryptology that will make quantum computers secure. Acknowledging that quantum computers are likely to become a reality in the not too distant future, they say they are committed to the transition and are doing everything…

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