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Evolving security standards a challenge for cloud computing  09 November 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Any enterprise looking to use cloud computing services will also be digging into what laws and regulations might hold in terms of security and privacy of data stored in the cloud. At the Cloud Security Alliance Congress in Orlando this week, discussion centered on two important regulatory frameworks now being put in place in Europe and the U.S.
 
The Insecurity of Networks  10 October 2012 
Source: Schneier On Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Not computer networks, networks in general: Findings so far suggest that networks of networks pose risks of catastrophic danger that can exceed the risks in isolated systems. A seemingly benign disruption can generate rippling negative effects.
 
The 10 most common mobile security problems and how you can fight them  20 September 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
When it comes to security, most mobile devices are a target waiting to be attacked. That's pretty much the conclusion of a report to Congress on the status of the security of mobile devices this week by watchdogs at the Government Accountability Office.
 
Wozniak Says Cloud Issues 'Horrendous'  19 September 2012 
Source: Top Tech News - Posted by Anthony Pell   
While Steve Wozniak's main concern is with cloud user agreements, there are security issues as well. Wired reporter Mat Honan reported that his iCloud account had been hacked on Friday, and that the intruder had remotely wiped the shared content on all of his devices -- including MacBook Air, iPhone and iPad.
 
Security 101 for Cloud building it right  05 September 2012 
Source: Cloud Evangelist - Posted by Anthony Pell   
So its often a question I get asked at conferences and when speaking about security in Cloud and security enforcement and responsibility in the Cloud and virtualisation arena. Fortunately at Red Hat we take security incredibly seriously and have contributed technologies such as SELinux and sVirt into our architectures and supported versions of our releases, as well as employing the mainstays in the SELinux world on our payroll to ensure that we have continuity and those folk are rewarded for their efforts.
 
What's real and what's not in web security  03 July 2012 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This is the third in a series of interviews with C-level executives responsible for cyber security and privacy in business and government, who also happen to be thought leaders. (Remember, as I mentioned previously, "C-level executive" and "thought leader" are not synonyms.)
 
Securing Voice over IP  20 June 2012 
Source: Campus Technology - Posted by Alex   
Although a 2011 Educause survey reported that only seven percent of faculty and staff use a voice over IP service, the allure of VoIP is hard for IT organizations in colleges and universities to ignore. The benefits are many. By consolidating voice and data communications, schools can also consolidate their maintenance efforts under IT, reduce phone charges dramatically, and add functionality such as "follow me" or emailed voice messages to enable more efficient communications among faculty, staff, and others.
 
What You Really Need to Know About Cloud Security  19 June 2012 
Source: PC Advisor - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Despite all of the hand wringing over cloud security, major cloud security breaches haven't been grabbing headlines. The past year has seen major breaches, such as the ones that hit Sony and Epsilon, but we haven't heard much of an emphasis about the cloud being a weakness.
 
Cloud providers need to step up on security, say analysts  01 May 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cloud providers ought to provide data security -- that should be obvious. But some providers themselves, along with some security analysts, say they also ought to be doing more, such as educating their customers about best security practices.
 
Upcoming Firefox click-to-play feature will stop automated plug-in exploits  16 April 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Mozilla developers are working on a new Firefox feature that will block the automated display of plug-in-based content like Flash videos, Java applets or PDF files, and will protect users from attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in browser plug-ins to install malware on their computers.
 
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