Items Tagged with "Cloud Computing"


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GSA Seeks Cloud Brokerage Information

July 28, 2012 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

The objective of this RFI is to learn more about how government can further leverage the key characteristics and advantages of cloud computing to save money and increase IT efficiencies. CSB's are one concept that GSA is exploring and this RFI contains questions specific to cloud brokerages...

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Full Analysis of the FFIEC Statement on Cloud Computing

July 22, 2012

"The FFIEC Agencies consider cloud computing to be another form of outsourcing with the same basic risk characteristics and risk management requirements as traditional forms of outsourcing". Whether you believe it or not, this is the stake in the ground for the FFIEC...

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Moving To The Cloud: Internal Business Considerations

July 19, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Corporate IT changes dramatically with a move to the cloud – no longer do people need to spend time racking and stacking servers, patching software and other low level tasks – in the long run organizations will not have email server administrators, desktop software support personnel or systems administrators...

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Department of Defense's Cloud Computing Strategy

July 12, 2012 Added by:Stefano Mele

The DOD has specific challenges that require careful adoption considerations, especially in areas of cybersecurity, continuity of operations, information assurance, and resilience. Additional challenges include service acquisition and funding, data migration and management, and overcoming network dependence...

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The Patchwork Cloud: Breaking Laws You Didn't Know Applied

July 11, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

The challenges of dealing with a completely connected, ubiquitously computable world are that data can be moved, stored, and used anywhere and that the infrastructure that moves that data around is less and less under your control. That's an interesting thing for information security professionals...

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Cloud Surveys and Extrapolating Out to Disruption

July 11, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

NBVP had around 40 industry collaborators survey close to 800 respondents to ascertain their key issues impacting cloud computing. Security remains the primary inhibitor to adoption with 55% of respondents identifying it as a concern, followed by regulatory compliance at 38% and vendor lock-in at 32%...

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Big Data Analytics: On Structured and Unstructured

July 08, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Analysis of unstructured data is the hot topic these days – organizations are lured by the promise of deriving huge incremental value by gaining insights from crunching vast pools of seemingly random numbers to determine patterns and trends. It’s not a huge surprise that structured data analytics gets forgotten...

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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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Cloud Coverage: Malware as a Service

July 04, 2012 Added by:Gregory Hale

The cloud-based control panel uses the secure HTTPS protocol and has a valid certificate. The customer has access to tutorials and a malware engine that generates customized Trojans in real-time. The team behind the service makes sure the created Trojans have a low rate of detection by major antivirus products...

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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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Two-Thirds of Management Don’t Know Where Their Data Is

June 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“The most disturbing findings were the number of companies that report they have no way to track what data is being stored in the cloud, no process to manage access to that data (or plans to do so), and that management doesn’t know where enterprise data is stored. This should act as a wakeup call for organizations..."

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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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Feds Release Digital Government Strategy

June 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The Federal government released The Digital Government Strategy, a 12-month action plan for the deployment of new technology is designed to enable the delivery of digital information and services anytime, anywhere, on any device, safely and securely-throughout the Federal workforce and to the American public...

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Cloud Insecurity? NSA Chief Keith Alexander Thinks Not

June 14, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“If you’re moving information into the cloud, it just seems to me that all kinds of nasty activity could go on in there. I would take a Missouri approach and say, ‘prove it to me, show it to me,’ how it’s more secure,” said former director of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for the Air Force...

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Can You Use Dropbox for Storing Healthcare Data?

June 11, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

The short answer is that you should not store PHI (protected health information) on Dropbox since they share data with third party applications and service providers - but the real reason is you should not use Dropbox for sharing information with patients is simply that it is not private by design...

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