Posts tagged: security

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Jun, 18

Empowering Enterprise: Human behaviour the weak link in cyber defence

Since email users are usually the main target for phishing attacks, they need to be ultra-aware of any tempting baits. Higher ranking staffs of organisations were viewed as most likely to be targeted because of the access they have but frontline staff may be an easier target as they are not always aware of the […]

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Aug, 17

Empowering Enterprise: Facilitate, Don’t Dictate

“Empowering Enterprise” is an ongoing Ingram Micro series published in every Wednesday’s edition of The Business Times. It aims to provide news and thought leadership on the latest developments in cloud and security. The series is produced in partnership with the following vendors: Dropbox, Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, IBM, Progress, Symantec, Barracuda, Dell EMC, FireEye, Hewlett […]

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Sep, 14

Why You Shouldn’t Dismiss the “Most-Hyped Technology of 2014”

I remember early in my IT writing career covering the AIDC (automatic identification and data collection) space and hearing about RFID (radio frequency identification). I was certain that by 2005, barcodes would be ancient history and everything would be automated thanks to RFID tags and transponders. Nearly 10 years later, barcodes are still the de facto standard […]

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Feb, 13

Agentless Security Next Step For Cloud

What, you’ve never heard of it? Well, neither had I until I read this article in CloudTweaks. According to the piece, agentless security is a “dynamic security solution that harnesses the power of cloud technology to monitor computers and smart devices without the aid of a physical agent or deployable monitoring protocol.” OK, that makes […]

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Feb, 13

Payment Card Industry Council Addresses the Cloud

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council has finally released an updated set of security guidelines for merchants, this one addressing the role and use of cloud. When PCI requirements were first unveiled, cloud service providers (CSP) weren’t on anyone’s radar. The guidelines were intended for merchant data centers, but as those data repositories […]

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Jan, 13

Finding Your Way Through The Cloud Legal Maze

From the beginning of the cloud trend, legal questions have swirled around cloud and the contracts signed between cloud providers, solution providers and even end users. Recently, researchers nailed down some of those elusive legal concerns and published their findings in the Stanford Technology Law Review. Thankfully, the folks at Forbes actually read that document, […]

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Jan, 13

Where Does Government’s “Cloud First” Policy Stand?

Two years ago, the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget established a policy requiring federal agencies to give first preference to the cloud with all new IT spending. But according to a recent investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), compliance is not going so smoothly. As noted in this TechTarget article, “These findings […]

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Dec, 12

A Toast To Security

You simply can’t talk about the future of cloud without touching on security. Long an inhibitor to adoption, most cloud security concerns about shared infrastructure and data in transit have eased over the last year or two, but don’t think cloud security conversations are over. Rather, cloud security requirements continue to redefine the current standards. […]

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Dec, 12

Lessons From NASA Cloud Project

You simply can’t ignore an article that kicks off like this: “When NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars at the end of its 563 million kilometre journey, it was a triumph for engineering. And it was also a triumph for IT.” Gotcha, right? The story of how cloud played a role in this monumental NASA […]

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Dec, 12

Locking Up The Cloud – Beyond Data Security

As one of the leaders in the cloud, Rackspace has amassed an impressive amount of insight on cloud, hosted infrastructure, hosted storage, security and more. The vendor also has one of the most informative blog series I’ve found when it comes to best practices in the cloud. This blog, The Many Faces of Cloud Security, […]

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