THE FUTURE FOR CYBER SECURITY

A study entitled, State of Cyber Security 2017, performed by ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), suggested that cyber security staff are becoming increasingly difficult to find in such a rapidly expanding and evolving field. The report was based on a survey of 633 cyber security specialists across North America and Europe, with 27% stating that they were unable to fill open cyber security positions in their businesses and another 14% unsure as to whether they would ever fill those positions...

Cloud News On The Cloud: January 7th, 2013

Cloud News On The Cloud: January 7th, 2013

2012 ended strong for cloud service and security providers as we continue to see wide acceptance of the Cloud by both individual users and giant, multinational companies. Microsoft and Google keep fighting for a piece of the cloud enterprise service level while Ubuntu is making the transition to the mobile world.

Cloud Data Protection Is at an All Time High

That is, at least, what the leaders in the business experience as the year draws to a close. PerspecSys, one of the leading companies in cloud security announced that, as 2012 came to a close they were able to draw the line and celebrate the fact that they achieved all their goals. They were able to drive wide adoption of their multi-cloud gateway platform and through that their sales went through the roof. In fact they are able to boost two international corporations and a global financial institution. This speaks of not only their success but of the unprecedented levels of cloud adoptions this implies.

Agile IT Doubles Sales

The end of the year spelled success for San Diego cloud service provider Agile IT. Theirs is one of the many small to medium sized businesses that exist to support the users of giant cloud service providers. That means Agile IT is actually an IT service helping companies transition from the PC based version of Microsoft Office to the online version of Office 365. Their cloud business may account for only 5% of Microsoft’s total revenue but only helping implement those services is enough for this company to more than triple its revenue and to double the number of their employees.

Ubuntu Is Spreading to the Smartphone

Great news for Ubuntu fans everywhere: a new operating system will be released by Canonical and it will have the ability to completely interface with your PC version of Ubuntu. The move is brilliant because it finally allows the complete home based cloud coverage that most apps aspire to achieve. This time we are going to have an operating system that will actually allow users full control over their phones via their PC once it is docked. And the best news is that the system will be available to both entry level smartphones with at least 1 GHz CPUs and to high end quad-core CPUs where the user experience will obviously be immensely improved.

Microsoft Is Not Worried about Google in the Enterprise Environment

Neither Google or Microsoft have managed to develop any real market share with their SaaS apps despite the fact that both are making their Office tools deliciously attractive to all segments of the market. However, Julia Smith, Microsoft’s business division’s general manager has stated that Google is obviously not interested in providing the kind of high quality apps for the business world. This may just be an answer, though, to Amit Singh’s, Google’s head of enterprise, statement that Google’s goal is to attract 90 per cent of current Microsoft Office users.

Facebook Accused of Massive Click Fraud

A UK based cloud computing company, Charity Engine, has recently stated that they are no longer using Facebook because “Facebook is allowing click-fraud on a massive scale”. As it stands today not all fans of a page will view posts from that page in their news feed unless the company pays to have its posts promoted. Facebook alleges that the technique was set in place to prevent its users from being spammed by unwanted posts and whether that is the real purpose or not they have lost the Charity Engine business and they have encouraged their fan base to follow them on Google+.

By Luchi Gabriel Manescu

About Luchi

Luchi is a Sociology major that worked as a technician in a computer shop to put himself through collage. He then continued to work for HP as a data analyst while trying to assert himself as a soft skills trainer. Finally he found the perfect balance between his diverging skills when he started writing tech related articles almost 3 years ago and since then he has continued to learn about almost every aspect of the IT world while continuously working on his writing skills.

SYNDICATED NEWS SOURCES

Puppet Announces Strategic Partnership with Splunk

By CloudBuzz | September 26, 2017

New app and integration empower customers with automation to enable intelligent analysis, immediate action and continuous enforcement WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Sep 26, 2017) – In a move to accelerate the transformation of enterprises with DevOps, Puppet, the standard for automating the…

Linux Distributor Red Hat Reports 20.6 Percent Rise In Revenue

By CloudBuzz | September 25, 2017

(Reuters) – Red Hat Inc (RHT.N) reported a 20.6 percent rise in quarterly revenue as the Linux operating system distributor benefited from higher demand for its products targeting hybrid cloud. Net income rose to $96.9 million, or 53 cents per…

Cloudflare Announces Unmetered Mitigation to Make Attacks a Thing of the Past

By CloudBuzz | September 25, 2017

Eliminates “surge pricing” that had been standard in the DDoS mitigation space SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cloudflare, the leading Internet performance and security company, today announced Unmetered Mitigation, giving customers unlimited and unmetered distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack…

IDC – Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Systems to Reach $57.6 Billion in 2021

By CloudBuzz | September 25, 2017

IDC Spending Guide Forecasts Worldwide Spending on Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Systems to Reach $57.6 Billion in 2021 FRAMINGHAM, Mass., September 25, 2017 – Worldwide spending on cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems is forecast to reach $57.6 billion in 2021,…

(ISC)2 and Cloud Security Alliance Host Cloud Security Summit to Help Cybersecurity Pros Securely Harness Cloud Technologies

By CloudBuzz | September 22, 2017

(ISC)2 and Cloud Security Alliance Host Cloud Security Summit Research cites strengthening of cloud security skills top priority over next three years CLEARWATER, Fla. ,Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — (ISC)² today announced it’s partnering with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) for the CSA…

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing deal terms – Sources

By CloudBuzz | September 22, 2017

(Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint Corp (S.N), people familiar with the matter said, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest…