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Leap Second, Public Cloud and a Lesson in Enterprise Resiliency

July 06, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Everything in life will fail at some point - it is a smart thing to plan for and architect into your applications or services. Undoubtedly this type of strategy costs more - having multiple providers, more complex software, more data shipping and redundancy isn't cheap - but this is one lesson you must learn...

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Cyber Crime: Government vs. Bitcoin Anonymity

June 28, 2012 Added by:gaToMaLo r. amores

For anonymous transactions to be possible through Bitcoin, a mixing system must be used. There are two types: Those secure against attack from people viewing the public transaction like Bitcoin Laundry, and those secure against attack from the mixing system itself, like Open Transactions...

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The Patchwork Cloud: To Rent or Buy Your Cloud?

June 27, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

One cloud does not fit all. Your cloud should be customized to fit your business. I believe that if you're going to have a cloud strategy you need to have a pragmatic approach which has you doing your due diligence, proper risk analysis, and understanding your cloud vendor...

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CapFire4: Criminal Malware-as-a-Service Platform

June 26, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Cybercrime is operating as an enterprise, with tools offered for the coordination of cyber attacks such as spamming of malware, malware hosting, and for building command and control infrastructure for botnets. The latest service is called CapFire4, and it’s a good example of malware-as-a-service...

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The Cloud: It’s Not About Cost

June 24, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

I was interested to read recently a survey that was commissioned by the Cloud Alliance. What was key for the respondents? Data security and end-user privacy were paramount. One-quarter of survey respondents in organizations with more than 200 workers listed security and privacy as their primary concerns...

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Booth Babe Challenge: Show Me the Money

June 18, 2012 Added by:Michelle Klinger

The general consensus regarding whether booth babes are appropriate is a resounding NO, yet vendors still find it necessary to use this strategy. Even amidst complaints by conference attendees & public mocking on social media sites, vendors stick to their marketing guns and bust out the busty femaninas...

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Making Sense of Data Storage in the Cloud

June 11, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

How should you protect your precious digital files? The good news is there are many services to choose from. Here is just a short list to review so you can pick what is best for you based on storage options, privacy and security features, and budget...

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Forecast 2012–Enterprise Cloud Best Practices Panel

June 11, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Some cloud vendors are engaged with IT and following a top down adoption approach while others are aiming for a more viral bottom up adoption. What issues do these different approaches raise and how do we navigate this path while ensuring agility and compliance?

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Close Encounters of the Third (Party) Kind...

June 06, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

There are numerous third parties and cloud providers around. A few have already achieved a dominant position, but a recent article highlighted that "others have opportunities to get into the act by offering more security and protection". So there you are, security can be a unique selling proposition...

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Cloud Migration: The Pain and the Opportunity

June 05, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

"Migrating to the cloud is not an easy process but good preparation goes a long way toward making it easier. Many businesses do not have their internal systems in good shape in the first place so migrating them to the cloud in bad condition must be horrendous"...

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Contracts and Information Security Part 1: Outsourcing

June 04, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Beyond managing regulations and liability, companies outsource their IT functions to third parties create infosec privacy and legal difficulties, including loss of control and challenges with enforcement. Risk and compliance obligations do not disappear when using a third-party service provider...

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Cloud Patch Management: Consistency and Automation

May 23, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

If you've chosen wisely, you environments across your public and private clouds are consistent. The big question is - how do we keep our environments consistent in the face of security requirements to push patches? The answers rely very heavily on automation and policy...

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Big Opportunities in the Cloud

May 16, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Purists were adamant that the Private Cloud was flawed and that it could not deliver the benefits of the Public Cloud. On the other hand organizations were highly skeptical of the Public Cloud, listing its shortcomings in terms of security, reliability, compliance and control...

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Where Will the Buck Stop in Cloud Security?

May 15, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

I don’t want to see the main outcome of security and data breaches become lengthy litigation. If cloud security boils down to he who has the best law team, the direction of security will have an approach of least exposure to litigation versus Cyber threats. This does not settle with me as a valid security driver for improving security posture...

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The Patchwork Cloud: Portability of Security in Cloud Computing

May 15, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Portability is important not just across your various cloud providers but also internally. What are we talking about here? First is the acknowledgement that security isn't exclusively about the perimeter anymore. The move to cloud computing environments hastens this awareness...

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The Absurdity of Cloud Computing and Hosted Services

May 12, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Many companies are turning to online services to help cut costs and restore some level of IT support to their organizations. But what truly makes you think that these online services are not going through the same internal cutbacks and employee changes to cut costs of their own?

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