Data Privacy Day reminds us of the importance of transparency
Luca Schiavoni, Analyst, Regulation, OvumThe celebration of the Data Privacy Day on January 28, 2013 came at a moment when awareness of the importance of the matter is higher than it has ever been. However, many obstacles get in the way of full data privacy, including companies’ unwillingness to fully disclose what they do with their users’ data, consumers’ unwillingness to actually read lengthy terms and conditions pages when signing up to a service, and the fact that some companies’ business models...
Cloud increases chance of denial-of-service attacks, report warns
The eighth annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report from security provider Arbor Networks has revealed how cloud services and data centres are “increasingly victimised” by cyber attackers.
The report, which looked at a 12 month period ending September 2012, asked nearly 200 security-based questions to 130 respondents in the enterprise and network operator fields.
The key points of the research were:
- 94% of data centre operators reported security attacks
- 76% had suffered distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks towards their customers, whilst...
The new standard: Intelligence-driven security
In his most recent blog post, Art Coviello, the executive chairman at RSA posed an important question. How do we move from traditional security to intelligence-driven security? In his answer he described that the quickly...
Symantec survey examines increase in “rogue clouds”
A new research report from Symantec has warned against the use of ‘rogue’ clouds for best practice.
The survey, entitled ‘Avoiding the Hidden Costs of Cloud’, spoke to IT execs at 3,236 organisations across nearly 30 countries worldwide and found that there was a link between using rogue clouds and losing confidential information, resulting in hidden costs.
A rogue cloud is one which is...
America’s defence department moves towards cloud computing
10 tips for keeping your information safe in the cloud
Using the cloud to store your data via virtual datacentres is great! You can have lots of space for a cheap price, which you can access virtually anywhere. You don't get issues such as threat of contracting aggressive malware and snooping software etc....
Is cloud computing ready for prime time?
By John Dixon, Senior Solutions Architect
A few weeks ago, I took part in another engaging tweetchat on cloud computing. The topic: is cloud computing ready for enterprise adoption? You can find the transcript here.
As usual with tweetchats hosted by CloudCommons, five questions are presented a few days in advance of the event. This time around, the questions were: