Cloud Security Alliance Annual EMEA Congress Discussions It was as cloudy as Edinburgh could be in the autumn, when the “Cloud Security Alliance Annual EMEA Congress” featuring about 300 Cloud Computing stake-holders, gathered for the event that was held during the last week of September, produced By MISTI Europe. The variety of organizations participating demonstrated the array of topics relevant to Cloud Computing adoption. Standards institutions – alongside government bodies, cloud providers and software vendors – demonstrated the challenges facing Cloud Computing. The considerable number of non-EU presenters further demonstrated the globalization process this technology is going through these days, as
Cloud Startup: Metacloud – Production Ready From Day One! On Tuesday, I was able to sit down with Mr. Steve Curry, co-founder and President of Metacloud, to talk in depth about what drives Metacloud forward in this ever changing industry of cloud computing. A little background on the company to start off with; Metacloud was originally funded back in August 2011 and is based in Pasadena, California. The startup is located quite close to Caltech which Mr. Curry says is a great site for bringing in new, engineering talent. Since their start, Metacloud has grown from two entrepreneurs to a team
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Cloud Infographic: 2013 Cyber Security Intelligence Index Based on daily monitoring of security for more than 4,000 clients, IBM has determined that DDoS attacks are on the rise. The average large company must filter through 1,400 cyber attacks weekly according to the IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index. But many organizations do not have the on-site expertise or the right IT skills and tools required to combat them. Also, many do not have an incident response program in place or rely on existing programs that are out of date, not regularly tested or recently updated to address the growing exponential threats.
Firehost Reveals Increases in Cyberattacks in its Superfecta Report There are always wolves at the door, and they are relentless in both their creativity and determination when it comes to getting in. This is the message that can be gleaned from a report released Tuesday October 22, by FireHost, (www.firehost.com) a provider of managed, secure cloud IaaS. Their Superfecta report highlights upticks in Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and SQL Injection activity that specifically target applications carrying sensitive information about organizations and their customers. “The adoption of cloud computing, mobile applications and virtualized enterprise architectures have led to an expansion of applications that are