Stories by Maxwell Cooter

Standards body sets out cloud guidelines

The US government is setting out to address concerns about security in the cloud. The US National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a draft document looking at issues such as privacy and security within cloud environments.

Maxwell Cooter | 05 Feb | Read more

Storm over OpenBSD back door

It sounds as implausible as a Hollywood movie but allegations that the FBI was behind the creation of a 'back-door' into OpenBSD are creating a storm in the hacker community. It's a story that has everything: government secrecy, conspiracy theory and a case of mistaken identity.

Maxwell Cooter | 16 Dec | Read more

Companies fail to adopt security policies for virtualization

Companies instigating major virtualisation projects are struggling to cope with security. According to new research, nearly three-quarters of all organisations are concerned hypervisor privileges could lead to abuse, while nearly four out of ten organisations believe that virtual environments are more difficult to keep secure than physical ones.

Maxwell Cooter | 10 Dec | Read more

Stats framework could help determine cloud security

Companies looking to adopt cloud computing could cut their chances of being compromised by using a statistical framework to assess risk according to Runaware. Concerns about security are the main inhibitors for companies looking to adopt cloud technology, yet a simple methodology could be employed to reduce exposure said Dr Prasad Saripilli, the VP for Runaware.

Maxwell Cooter | 12 Nov | Read more

ArcSight beefs up security range

Security and compliance company ArcSight, which has been the subject of a takeover bid by HP, has upgraded its Enterprise Threat and Risk Management (ETRM) platform. The new version will include beefed-up ESM, the core analysis engine at the heart of the platform.

Maxwell Cooter | 21 Sep | Read more

Cisco takes wraps off home TelePresence

It's not just Google who has taken the leap into consumer appliances. Just the day after the search company launched the Google TV, Cisco has announced trials of a consumer version of its TelePresence videoconferencing system according to a Reuters report. The company has also announced that TV channel ESPN will be using Telepresence to transmit World Cup football from South Africa.

Maxwell Cooter | 24 May | Read more

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