Today’s threat landscape has required security vendors to change their approach to protecting customer data. TrendLabs℠, Trend Micro’s threat research arm, states there are now 3.5 new threats released every second by cybercriminals. Traditional approaches to security just cannot keep up with this. Enter cloud computing and the subsequent development of cloud-based protection networks. Customers who utilize a security vendor who has a robust cloud-based protection network will see significant advantages over those customers who still use more traditional methods. Not only can cloud-based protection networks use cloud computing methods to manage this security process more effectively, but also they are able to scale with the certain increase in threats in the future.Read More
Today’s disclosure by Google and Microsoft that they were tricked into serving malware highlights an inherent conflict of interest between advertising-based businesses and the security needs of their customers.
It’s exciting to see that the GSA is leading the way to modernize the federal government’s IT by moving to “the cloud.” However, in the rush to save money, the GSA may be repeating some mistakes that company IT departments have already made. Until cloud vendors step up to guarantee that their security is on par with enterprise security, they will be a poor choice for our government agencies. We don’t need another WikiLeaks.
Adobe has issued a security advisory APSA 10-03 describing a new critical vulnerability in its products. This time, the primary target is Flash Player with multiple platforms—Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, and Android—all affected and is currently being exploited in the wild. Current versions of Acrobat and Reader—the target of last week’s vulnerability—are also affected by…Read More
While Companies are still trying to figure out how the cloud will benefit them, cybercriminals have already figured it out. They managed to infect so many computers that they have more computing power at their fingertips than all the world’s supercomputers combined. Do they use it as a weapon of mass distruction? No, and why…Read More