As usual, xkcd says more about PC security in one panel than most proficient writers could say in an entire blog post. (There’s a reason we cribbed some of xkcd’s best stuff for our primer on social engineering attacks in the cloud.) At the risk of being superfluous, however, I’d like to expound on this […]

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Late last month, the Cloud Security Alliance identified the following as the Top 9 Cloud Security Threats in 2013. Data Breaches Data Loss Account or Service Traffic Hijacking Insecure Interfaces & APIs Denial of Service Malicious Insiders Abuse of Cloud Services Insufficient Due Diligence Shared Technology Vulnerabilities If you don’t want to read the full […]

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Here are six of our favorite cloud computing blogs that we suggest you get on your radar: CIO’s Guide to Cloud Computing and On-Demand Why It’s Great: Appirio is a leader in cloud computing for businesses; its blog targets cloud-centric CIOs. It covers both strategic thinking about the cloud and tactical advice for moving to […]

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Can you lose data in Google Apps, Salesforce, and other SaaS applications? Absolutely. We previously posted a very interesting video by Salesforce about why you should backup your Salesforce data, and now on the heels of that, Aberdeen has released an interesting report about SaaS data loss. As you can see from the chart below, […]

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Cloud-based applications, be they mere online storage systems or full-fledged Software-as-a-Service app solutions, present many organizations with opportunities for cost-savings, greater employee collaboration and efficiency, and the potential to focus I.T. assets and staff on core competencies rather than systems maintenance. These gains, however, also entail shifts in I.T. security processes and risks. The cloud […]

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