When you hear the rumble of thunder, then you know the storm is near. Two security researchers warned that cloud-based denial-of-service attacks are looming on the horizon. With $6 and a homemade “Thunder Clap” program, security experts David Bryan and Michael Anderson managed to take down their client’s server with the help of Amazon’s EC2 cloud infrastructure. The cloud-based denial-of-service attack was part of a DefCon presentation called, Cloud Computing, a Weapon of Mass Destruction? In the description for their DefCon talk, they wrote, “We have been using the cloud computing environment to test real world scenarios for different types
When a small business first starts up, there’s a good chance everything it needs resides on the founder’s PC. Customer lists might be in word processor documents or spreadsheets, and assets are probably scarce enough to be tracked on paper. But as the business grows and additional staff and computers are added, especially if they’re laptops, the number and criticality of files on various PCs gets to the point where it’s too risky to keep them where they are. And when any given laptop is out of the office, so are important pieces of the business. So, all you need
The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has completed a public consultation on a draft UK code of practice for providers of cloud-based services published in April. The code of practice is aimed at setting up a clear, professional and trustworthy approach to the delivery of cloud services. More than 200 organisations have reviewed the draft code, which the CIF plans to use as a framework to standardise and certify cloud service providers. The code has been part of the CIF’s mission since its inception in 2009 for promoting trust, security and transparency within the cloud computing services industry. Feedback from the
Web host SiteCloud.com (www.sitecloud.com) is entering the cloud hosting market with its proprietary cloud hosting platform built on top of Amazon’s Elastic Cloud, and featuring cPanel/WHM. SiteCloud advertises twelve packages scaled within the cloud hosting architecture for the equivalent of shared, virtual private servers, dedicated hosting and reseller hosting services. According to SiteCloud’s Monday announcement, its cloud hosting packages provides added flexibility for growing businesses.
PRWeb Farmington Hills, MI (Vocus) August 3, 2010 Fear of the unknown is a powerful emotion. But when you’re an IT exec, fear of the unknown – particularly when you’re talking about moving into the cloud – really comes down to fear of making a costly mistake. To help its customers navigate through the cloud computing conundrum, Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services, has identified Six Critical Questions CIOs Should Ask Before Entering the Cloud. At this point, most businesses have read enough about cloud computing to know that it can potentially