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Enterprise Resilience - Healthcare edition (Part 2: Risk Classification)

January 31, 2013 Added by:Rafal Los

Before you tell me that risk classifications are important, water is wet, the sun is hot and ice is cold, I'd like to remind you how many enterprises still do it poorly. I almost wish it was a simple as data telling you it's critical or not, but let's face it the game is very rarely that simple...

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These Cloud and Big Data Things are REALLY Cool

January 29, 2013 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Technology, if used correctly and done in a collaborative manner can be incredibly powerful. It can help answer questions that otherwise would go unanswered. It has helped solve medical issues, predict an election with a high degree of accuracy, and enabled developers worldwide to identify software flaws...

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Cloud App Integration: Incredibly Important, But Also Problematic

January 22, 2013 Added by:Ben Kepes

As we move into the cloud-dominated world, the issue of integration is more prominent as enterprises realize how many different systems are being used throughout their organizations. While one of the best things about cloud is the democratization of technology, this is also one of the most problematic areas...

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Actual Cloud – The One To Chose

January 07, 2013 Added by:Ben Kepes

I’ve been a part of, or at least a witness to, a huge number of battles about what constitutes the “real cloud.” These battles seem to generally be fought on a Sunday afternoon U.S. time – that kind of suits me fine because it means the Monday mornings in my time zone have enough entertainment value to get me up and going.

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On Cloud Adoption

January 02, 2013 Added by:Ben Kepes

One of my regular themes when talking about the cloud are the barriers to adoption or, to put it more coarsely, how we can remove the friction and allow more organizations to enjoy the benefits that the cloud can bring. It’s an area that a number of my colleagues talk about also – we pundits have the advantage of time to explore and enjoy the benefits that cloud brings, but we remain aware of ...

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Executive Viewpoint 2013: Avecto

December 29, 2012 Added by:Paul Kenyon

With technology now available that allows even a true administrator to log in with standard user rights and do their role without ever needing a privilege account, we will start to see more and more organizations adopt a least privilege approach to computing...

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If IaaS is Going to be Heterogeneous, PaaS Will be Even More So

December 13, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

It’s something I’m actually quite passionate about – not using management tools that force business units to adopt a particular solution that may or may not really meet their needs. It makes no sense and actually hampers the ability for cloud to deliver the benefits it promises...

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CloudBeat 2012 - "Whose job is cloud security?"

December 11, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

People are still stuck on authentication, mainly passwords. We as an industry or customer base haven't been very good at figuring out how to manage identities, without sticking our customers with a million different sites which don't share common identities...

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Is PaaS the optimal cloud service model option for security? (Part 1 of 2)

December 06, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

It would seem that in the IaaS cloud service delivery model unless you know what you're getting into it may be quite tough to deploy a solid, risk-averse cloud-based application. Now, PaaS is different than the other two in that it is a compromise between extensibility and built-in security features...

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Security and Privacy in a Connected and Cloudy World

November 29, 2012

A few months ago, I was invited to present at a summit organized by the New Zealand Privacy Commission, a government organization that is tasked with setting policies to ensure citizens of New Zealand remain secure when it comes to the use of their private information...

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On Terms of Service, and a Global Code

November 25, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

TOS;DR aims to help with what is possibly the biggest lie on the internet, that which users make when they click that they have read, understood and accepted the terms of service of their provider. The fact is that no one reads them but rather vaguely hopes for the best...

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The Amazon Cloud And PCI Compliance

November 07, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru

The first part of the mythology revolves around what PCI compliant services Amazon Web Services (AWS) is actually providing. According to AWS’s Attestation Of Compliance, AWS is a Hosting Provider for Web and Hardware. The AOC calls out that the following services have been assessed PCI compliant...

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CloudSigma and the Perils of Choice

November 06, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

As we move to broader scale cloud adoption, one would be excused for assuming that we’d reached a point where the definition of what constitutes IaaS is set in stone – true different vendors package up their virtual servers with different specs, but IaaS is, to a greater or lesser extent, a fixed concept...

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Cloud Confusion is Considerable

October 28, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

If you are the CIO of your organization and you spent the last decade locking down your data center hardware, patching your OSs, developing a disaster recovery plan, and securing your applications are you really in a rush to move the operation and applications to the cloud?

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Accessibility and the Untold Issue Around Cloud Computing

September 26, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

The decision was made during the consultation process that universal design and accessibility issues should be outside the scope of the document. That was a necessary decision as the drive was to come up with a readily consumable document that vendors could easily comply with...

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Microsoft Forcing Users to Use Less Secure Passwords

September 18, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Looks like Windows 8 is capped at a 16 character limit for compatibility with existing Microsoft Accounts. With the decrease of the character set, by limiting special characters for compatibility with Microsoft’s other services, the passwords are less secure than before...

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