Cloud Security News, Features, and Interviews
The 2014 World Cup soccer grand final between Germany and Argentina was so popular around the world that even hackers took time off from their depredations to watch, a traffic analysis from Imperva has revealed.
Whether driven by hackers becoming more aggressive, or by new regulations increasing visibility around an ongoing problem, growing reports of data theft are prompting organisations to take urgent and proactive measures to protect business documents during every stage of their life cycle.
Confirming warnings that password managers are |not as secure as you might think, single sign-on provider LastPass shared details of two vulnerabilities it found last year, while Australian retail site CatchOfTheDay was also behind the times as it revealed details of an exploit that occurred back in 2011.
If there's one thing the Snowden leaks have shown us, it's that security and privacy are largely an illusion. Yet, it's still possible to make it harder not just for criminals and hackers but also questionable government agencies with the right tools. Unfortunately, one of the key programs we all use to interface with the net is also the one of the primary vectors of attack -- the humble web browser.
Catch of the Day claims to be Australia's number one online department store. And a look at their prices and range makes it clear that they have a reasonable claim on that crown.
Trend Micro's SafeSync is an Internet-based storage solution that allows you to upload files and access them from any computer or smartphone (iPhone or Android). It's a very similar service to DropBox, but it offers better value for money.
Canberra's EVOLVE.Cloud hit the streets with topline speakers
Evolve.Cloud event hosted by Trend Micro including thought leaders from , VMware, Cloud Security Alliance, Government Leaders and Cloud Independent Rob Livingstone at The Sheraton on the Park.
Symantec Vision 2011 Sydney in pictures
Stealthy, sometime long-term cyber-espionage attacks to steal sensitive proprietary information -- what some now call "advanced persistent threats" (APT) -- have become a top worry for businesses.
To use Cloud computing securely requires companies to know where their data is stored and who has access to it. Ironically, the reason Cloud is so popular is because organisations don't want to worry about these details.
So can the issue be solved by adhering to standards? Increasing legislation? Maybe we need a global technical disaster to ‘sober up’ an industry drunk on the power of Moore's Law.
Lack of cybersecurity talent coupled with the increasing complexity of threats and networks, a heightened regulatory environment, and an accelerating pace of innovation is driving many organisations to look outside their walls for cybersecurity protection.
With cloud computing continuing its journey as arguably the dominant technology of the current era, so too the way we use it and manage its capabilities continue to evolve. The cloud has given us new ways to think about lots of traditional IT habits and practices, and as more and more data finds its way into the cloud, this extends to subjects like business continuity, disaster recovery and general data security.
The attractiveness of adopting cloud services continues to grow. Who can argue against access to the latest technologies, a pay as you go model, rapid provisioning/de-provisioning and on demand scaling? All of these benefits lead to improved agility, faster time to market and a business focus on the business (not managing IT). Many of the risks of cloud computing have become less frightening as organisations have become more comfortable with data sovereignty and availability issues.
In the age of cloud, internal IT departments are being continuously challenged to demonstrate value and alignment to business requirements and business needs.
How does your organisation cope when your data has left the building — or the country? Data sovereignty can be a vital legal issue, because data becomes subject to the laws of the country it's stored in — and that changes the risk profile.
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I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.