Posts Tagged ‘security’
Information security for businesses
Information security for businesses is as crucial for ever, and a new report from the UK Department for Business Innovation & Skills, carried out by PWC, has evaluated information security over the past year for both enterprises and SMBs in the UK. They found that security breaches affecting UK businesses in increasing, with a 11% […]
EU Report on Cloud Security
A report from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) – responsible for improving network and information security and organising defence against cyberattacks in the EU – has described cloud computing as a “double edged sword”. Concerns… ENISA note that the more services and resources stored in data centres mean that an attack can […]
The hidden cost of cloud?
In a new paper, Symantec have published some interesting points on the state of cloud computing, and some issues that companies may not have considered. Even if you haven’t yet widely deployed cloud services within your organisation, have you ever come across ‘rogue cloud deployments’, where employees use cloud services without organisational oversight by consulting […]
A New Cloud on the Horizon?
It has become a bit of a broken record, but security is still one of the major concerns that prohibits businesses moving to the cloud. Despite the counterarguments to this, IBM and AT&T have announced plans to launch a ‘highly secure, first-of-its-kind “network-enabled” cloud service that uses private networks and virtual private network technology rather […]
How strong is your password?
As more and more cloud services require you to log in with a username and password, as opposed to being locally stored on your computer, it is important to evaluate the strength of your password. As the average web user has around 25 accounts, but only uses 6.5 passwords to secure them, the risk of […]
Security in the cloud
‘Security’ is often one of the first concerns raised when discussing a move to the cloud. However, there is evidence that suggests that this fear is ungrounded. The IT firm Alert Logic have undertaken a number of surveys in regard to security within the cloud, with the first finding that : Reviewing 12 months of […]