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Coke’s Internal Data Breach – Lessons Learned

Coke’s Internal Data Breach – Lessons Learned

Last Friday, Coke announced that sensitive information belonging to roughly 70,000 current and former North American employees was compromised because the data hadn’t been encrypted on company laptops (despite their company encryption policy.)1 The data breach occurred after a former worker stole several company laptops that locally stored employee information, such as social security and…

5 Cloud Security Predictions For 2014

5 Cloud Security Predictions For 2014

5 Cloud Security Predictions For 2014 Data security is always a hot topic among IT industry pundits, but I believe 2013 will go down as the year security crawled out of the basement and into the cultural zeitgeist. Edward Snowden and the NSA spying revelations may have been the biggest tech story of the year.…

Understanding Twitter’s Security Enhancements

Understanding Twitter’s Security Enhancements

Understanding Twitter’s Security Enhancements Last week Twitter announced a significant security enhancement – enablement of forward secrecy on twitter.com, api.twitter.com, and mobile.twitter.com domains. The prime objective of this change is to deprive hackers of an important exploitation tool. Why was this necessary? In the past 18 months, Twitter, akin to many other social network companies,…

5 Reasons Why The Cloud Is Still Not 100% Secure

5 Reasons Why The Cloud Is Still Not 100% Secure

5 Reasons Why The Cloud Is Still Not 100% Secure In the last year, many big cloud companies have come under cyber attacks leading to outages and data losses Cloud companies offer tremendous trade-offs to businesses in terms of flexibility of scale, better security, reduced manpower and maintenance cost. The majority of organizations and individuals…

Symantec Report Keeps Cloud Users Security-Savvy

Symantec Report Keeps Cloud Users Security-Savvy

Symantec Report Keeps Cloud Users Security-Savvy Users of cloud services can easily fall foul of complacency.  With all personal data held on cloud servers, there is a strong temptation to worry less about threats to our device.  But for as long as we use devices for authentication and access to our cloud accounts, a threat…

Better Data Risk Mitigation For SaaS Providers

Better Data Risk Mitigation For SaaS Providers

Better Data Risk Mitigation for SaaS Providers We live in a world that is rife with internal-controls breakdowns that result in security and data breaches, which can cause tremendous business and reputational damage for organizations. The rise of cloud computing systems has now created an even greater need for organizations to develop the right controls…

SaaS For Startups: 6 Things Every CEO Should Know

SaaS For Startups: 6 Things Every CEO Should Know

SaaS For Startups: 6 Things Every CEO Should Know SaaS packages have evolved from large enterprise commodities to must-have solutions for businesses of all sizes. Once reserved for large corporate infrastructures, the evolution in cloud technology and the BYOD trends have changed how businesses use and license out SaaS platforms. That being said, with all of the…

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5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth The Internet of Things is the latest term to describe the interconnectivity of all our devices and home appliances. The goal of the internet of things is to create universal applications that are connected to all of the lights, TVs, door locks, air conditioning, and…

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at…

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data Big Data is BIG business and will continue to be one of the more predominant areas of focus in the coming years from small startups to large scale corporations. We’ve already covered on CloudTweaks how Big Data can be utilized in a number of interesting ways from preventing world hunger to…

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery  Business downtime can be detrimental without a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Only 6% of businesses that experience downtime without a plan will survive long term. Less than half of all businesses that experience a disaster are likely to reopen their doors. There are many causes of data loss and…

Are Cloud Servers The Right Choice For Your Business?

Are Cloud Servers The Right Choice For Your Business?

Cloud servers offer power, flexibility, reliability, and client friendly hosting for small and medium businesses that have outgrown shared hosting. New business hosting clients are bombarded with an incredible diversity of different choices for their site’s hosting. It can be a challenge to negotiate the range of platforms and the marketing hype that many hosting…

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Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too With security threats to information services growing in sophistication, frequency and variety, IT professionals on all sides of the marketplace are realizing an urgent need to reinvent themselves to better anticipate the bewildering variety of attacks that they and their customers face. The…

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Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Why Cloud Brokers Make Sense Different workloads perform differently on different cloud service providers. Enough so that it is prudent in planning to consider the optimal configuration and the optimal CSP for your solution. Consider this old word problem from years ago. One person can carry two buckets of water. It takes 5 minutes to…

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud  In theory, migrating to cloud computing should be easy. Choose a cloud provider, move the files to the data server and everything is good to go. While that may work for the personal cloud, migrating into a business cloud format is a lot more complicated. As Ann Bednarz pointed out…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

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‘Sophisticated’ Regin spyware found

‘Sophisticated’ Regin spyware found

An “extremely complex” and “stealthy” spying program has been stealing data from ISPs, energy companies, airlines and research-and-development labs, a security company says. Read the source article at BBC – Homepage

Powerful New Cyber Espionage Program Said Discovered

Powerful New Cyber Espionage Program Said Discovered

An extremely sophisticated computer spying program called Regin has been spying on computers in Saudi Arabia, Russia, and other countries since at least 2008, security company Symantec says. Read the source article at WSJ Blogs