Security

IBM Employee Blows Whistle On Cloud Computing

It seems Edward Snowden’s whistle blowing on NSA has started a whole new trend of employees leaking confidential information about their organizations. Very recently, a former employee of IBM has divulged huge amount of documentation about the company’s lack of expertise in cloud computing. Ironically, this area of computing is being hailed as the future of computer industry. This leak which exposes IBM’s v ...

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Snowden Debacle’s Impact On Google and US Cloud Computing Industry

The USA is one of the top most purveyor of cloud computing and the leader in social media worldwide. But in the wake of revelation of National Security Agency’s invasive surveillance program, people from around the globe have been forced to reassess their internet activity. The social media was already abuzz with the debate about right to privacy and mass intrusive monitoring of ordinary citizens. The Snowd ...

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Is Cloud Computing Secure?

With security in the news lately because of the NSA leaks, people are wondering about the security of the data on their personal and work computers, servers and cloud storage platforms. Especially when data is stored off-site, such as on a cloud server, data management and security lose a certain level of transparency. Whether you view the cloud as an emergency backup or use it as your main file storage sys ...

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Every Cloud Computing Technology Has Its Possible Security Risk

The cloud computing is an expression that is used to describe various computing concepts that involves large number of computers that are connected through a real-time communication network like internet. Actually it is a distributed computing over network and is means to run a program through connected computer at the same time. However, the growing popularity of the cloud computing has drawn attention tow ...

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Top Myths and Facts Of Cloud Computing In IT Industry

Cloud computing is still an emerging technology. It’s growing at a rapid pace as users realize the benefits of embracing cloud-based solutions. But like any new technology, there are many common misconceptions about cloud computing. These misunderstandings lead to confusion and reluctance about the reliability, affordability and security of cloud computing. Cloud Computing is Standard In fact, it's far from ...

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Security Infringement in Cloud Computing – Should Users be Informed?

Like any other sector, online world has set rules and regulations that are meant to protect the rights of users involved. One of the major concerns of any user in today’s computer/internet world is the security of their data. Things complicate a notch higher when cloud computing is involved and a security breach occurs. Users expect to be informed about any such situation, especially if their information is ...

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Searching, Seek and Deploy: Deployment as a Cloud Consideration

By Sue Poremba Sue Poremba is a freelance writer focusing primarily on security and technology issues and occasionally blogs for cloud service provider Rackspace Hosting. As an enterprise company, it’s important to make sure your needs don’t outgrow your cloud provider’s capabilities. And there are a lot of other advantages of having flexibility with a cloud provider. A custom hybrid solution gives you the ...

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OpenStack: Even the NSA Is on Board

The battle of cloud computing platforms continues and OpenStack vendors are celebrating another win for their platform. The National Security Agency (NSA) announced at the Portland OpenStack Summit that it is successfully using OpenStack technology. Surely, if the U.S. intelligence agency puts its data on OpenStack, skeptics can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Even though OpenStack has been lauded as e ...

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Tips for Finding the Right Cloud Media Storage Option

By Sue Poremba Sue Poremba is a freelance writer focusing primarily on security and technology issues and occasionally blogs for Rackspace Hosting. Sometimes the search for the right provider for media storage can entail making a few mistakes along the way. That’s what Jamie Aquila, CTO at Purzue.com, a site dedicated to streamlining the job search, discovered. Aquila tried a variety of CDN options before f ...

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Gartner Terms Cloud Security A ‘Long Hard Climb’

According to Jay Heiser, Gartner’s research vice president, achieving a high level of security in the cloud is still a “long hard climb” and organizations with sensitive data will likely restrain from cloud services until the situation improves. On April 11, in an online presentation to Gartner customers, Heiser said, "Finance tends to be more conservative about cloud computing than small business.” In prep ...

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