In his 90 minute keynote address at the AWS re:Invent conference, Andy Jassy quite unabashedly gave these reasons for using AWS versus a private cloud, (at the 32 minute mark) : So public cloud adoption should be a no-brainer, right? Oh wait, but Andy omitted security in the public cloud – how can I trust…Read More
A new technique that offers a less expensive way of making sure a data security solution is in place has been discovered by scientists from Cambridge University and Toshiba, according to The New York Times.
If a deal seems too good to be true, it usually is. Yet many people seem to put this wisdom to the side when they enter the holiday shopping season.
According to Datamation, all employees will now be required to have their laptops fully encrypted, as the agency said in a memo that the stolen laptop contained unencrypted employee personal information.
PCI has released some updated guidelines and tips for risk assessments going forward.
When you host applications in the public cloud, you assume partial responsibility for securing the application. The cloud provider, for example Amazon Web Services (AWS), secures the physical data center (with locked badge entry doors, fences, guards, etc.) in addition to securing the physical network with perimeter firewalls. This is no significant change from how…Read More
By Vic Hargrave In my October 23 blog, I mentioned that iOS 4.3.4 was susceptible to a man-in-the-middle attack that was later corrected in iOS 4.3.5. These attacks are frequently mentioned in the security literature, but many of you may still be wondering what they are exactly and how they work. With this article, I’ll…Read More
As the saying goes, everything old is new again. Spear phishing may be a timeworn technique, but it continues to be effective even in today’s Web 2.0 landscape. In modern hacking, the practice is finding resurgence as an infiltration method for advanced targeted attacks. Recent research shows that spear phishing is now the #1 method of…Read More
It’s really interesting to see that the Pirate Bay just found a new reason to get rid of its physical servers in exchange for moving to the cloud. Sure, lots of companies have made the move from physical servers to virtual servers to cloud, but it’s ironic that The Pirate Bay is inadvertently leading the…Read More
Dark Reading contributor Jared Thorkelson believes it is important that companies know exactly what they’re getting when vetting a potential data loss prevention solution