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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.
 
ICANN: Privates leaked in top-level domain land grab blunder  13 April 2012 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
ICANN has revealed that it took down its top-level domain application system yesterday after discovering a potentially serious data leakage vulnerability.
 
Financial services industry sees DDOS attacks triple, says Prolexic  12 April 2012 
Source: Tech World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The financial services industry saw nearly triple the number of distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks during the first three months of this year compared to the same period last year, according to a report released Wednesday.
 
Anonymous targets UK Government sites with DDoS - Update  09 April 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The hacktivist collective Anonymous are staging a distributed denial of service attack on the UK Government's Home Office, the Prime Minister's Number 10 and the Ministry of Justice web sites. The attacks began on the evening of Saturday 7 April and were claimed as the work of Anonymous in three tweets (1, 2, 3) by @YourAnonNews, the first of which read "TANGO DOWN - http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/ (via @AnonymouSpoon) For your draconian surveillance proposals! Told you to #ExpectUs! #ANONYMOUS #AnonUK".
 
IBM Says Security Threats Mount Despite More Awareness  22 March 2012 
Source: IB Times - Posted by Alex   
Nick Bradley, senior manager for IBM (NYSE: IBM) global security operations, said despite more awareness, computer center managers need to be vigilant against cyberattacks.
 
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