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Lessons learned from a recent Amazon outage  16 August 2011 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Alex   
Another Amazon cloud-services outage occurred on Sunday, August 7th in a Dublin, Ireland data center. This one occurred due to a lightning strike that hit a transformer near the Dublin data center. It led to an explosion and fire that knocked out all utility services thereby leading to a total data center outage. Amazon had its only European data center located there.
 
Security experts knock Google on PC infection warnings  22 July 2011 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Google has taken the unprecedented step of warning millions of users whose PCs it believes are infected with fake security software and other malware, the company said yesterday. But some security experts are leery of Google's move.
 
Firms still lack faith in cloud security for their data  20 July 2011 
Source: The Inquirer - Posted by Anthony Pell   
BLACK BOX CLOUD DEPLOYMENTS are being shunned by firms looking to backup data due to security concerns. Cloud deployments, which have gained popularity in the past five years through the promise of accessing seemingly unlimited resources conjured up out of thin air, are being shunned for use as redundant storage due to fears about data security.
 
Two DDoS attacks hit Network Solutions  22 June 2011 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Alex   
Network solutions is reporting on two consecutive DDoS attacks which hit the company’s networks. According to the company, its engineers quickly took care of the issue, although some users continue reporting issues with access to web and email services:
 
Hacker attacks show vulnerability of cloud computing  17 June 2011 
Source: LA Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Outsourcing computer tasks to firms that maintain huge data centers around the world may not be as safe as billed, despite the cloud's potential for cost savings and reducing the hassles of running in-house servers, security experts say.
 
Turkey arrests 32 Anonymous hackers for DDOS attacks  13 June 2011 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Turkey responded to the hacking group Anonymous with 32 arrests following attacks on government websites, according to the country's state-run news agency.
 
Virtualized environments painfully insecure?  10 June 2011 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Less than 20 percent of organizations using virtualization technology are adopting security tools to work in tandem with the software in order to decrease the risks that are inherent in a virtualized environment. This according to John Burke, Principal Research Analyst with Nemertes Research, who spoke Tuesday at the IT Roadmap Conference and Expo in Boston about the emerging threats posed to mobile and virtual environments.
 
What is World IPv6 Day and why it matters  07 June 2011 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Anthony Pell   
While you’ve been asleep in your beds with visions of iPad 2s dancing in your heads, network administrators have been wide awake getting ready for World IPv6 Day. And, what’s that?
 
Another DoS fix for Apache HTTP server  23 May 2011 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The update of the Apache HTTP Server (httpd) to version 2.2.18 earlier this month to close a denial of service (DoS) problem appears to have exposed a related DoS vulnerability. The developers have now released httpd 2.2.19 to fix this new problem which has been rated as moderately critical; however, as with the previous DoS vulnerability, it requires that mod_autoindex is enabled in the web server.
 
Cloud-based security as a service: It's catching on and here's why  12 May 2011 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
When technology manager Lincoln Cannon wants to give his company's employees and business partners controlled access to various internal resources or cloud-based services the company uses, he goes to one cloud-based single sign-on security service to assign access privileges.
 
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