- Hacked through the Clouds
A series of cyber-assaults have recently targeted various banks all over the United States. A type of malware dubbed ‘itsokaynoproblembro’ or Brobot has reportedly been in action for a number of years, operating under the radar of various anti-virus programs. However, it is only recently that the virus has directly affected the cloud platforms [...]
- ENISA Highlights Cloud Computing Risks to Critical Infrastructures
The European Agency for Network and Information Security Information Security Agency (ENISA) published a report that argues excessive growth of cloud computing is a double-edged risk. But the agency also recognizes the advantages of using the cloud.
Barely a week after the announcement by the European Commissionof its plans for a [...]
- Analyzing Security Challenges in the Hybrid Cloud
Despite the many advantages provided by cloud computing technology, the rate of adoption among large enterprises has been surprisingly slow, especially when compared to the way SMEs have embraced the technology. The main reason for the slow rate of adoption is the fact that migrating to the cloud would generally require the discarding of [...]
- Gartner: Cloud Market to Reach $462 Million in Middle East and North Africa
In a troubled economic environment, the public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is expected to increase by 24.5% in 2013. In a new report published by the research firm Gartner, the MENA region will generate $462.3 million in revenue during 2013.
Gartner projections also indicated that the [...]
- Startup in Focus: NetCitadel
California-based Startup NetCitadel has recently launched a new product dubbed “OneControl,” which aims to provide automated responses to network events, which used to be a time-consuming task that requires changes related to configuring switches, firewalls, other gear, as well as tremendous amounts of manual research.
Aimed primarily towards datacenters, the OneControl virtual appliance can [...]
- Securing the Cloud
Cloud computing has become another key resource for IT deployments, but there is still fear of securing applications and data in the cloud. These concerns include authentication, authorization, accounting (AAA) services; encryption; storage; security breaches; regulatory compliance; location of data and users; and other risks associated with isolating sensitive corporate data. Add to this [...]
- CloudTimes Announces Partnership with the Launch Festival, March 4-6 in San Francisco
CloudTimes is proud to announce a media partnership with the Launch Festival, at the San Francisco Design Center Concourse, 635 8th St in San Francisco, from March 4th – 6th, 2013. The 2013 LAUNCH Festival is the best place to launch startups, raise money and learn about starting a company.
FREE TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY [...]
- Parallels: SME Cloud Services Market to Reach $95 Billion by 2015
More and more small and medium-sized enterprises adopt cloud technologies at different levels. SMEs are an important part of the cloud market and are at the heart of SaaS growth, according to the releases a report about the small business market (SMB) by Parallels.
Across the world, Parallels estimated $45 billion in the [...]
- Amazon Redshift – Review
Amazon continues to prove itself as deserving of its spot as one of the driving forces behind the IT sector when they launched the new Amazon Redshift service, which aims to sell data warehousing as a service.
Redshift has given traditional data warehousing players (which include the likes of <a title=”IBM Teams up With [...]
- How to Use the Rogue Cloud to Innovate the Right Cloud
By Andi Mann
People keep storing and sharing highly sensitive information in the public cloud despite the warnings about the dangers, and despite story after news story that validates those warnings. This is the rogue cloud—a de facto innovation platform that exists thanks to legions of organizations diving headlong into cloud computing, [...]
- News Digest February 17, 2013
Fears of Government and Legal Intervention Slows Cloud AdoptionSecurity and compliance concerns are still major stumbling blocks to cloud adoption. According to a study by security firm Lieberman Software, nearly 48% of members of teams in business fear of government and legal interference before putting sensitive data in the cloud.
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