Understanding Twitter’s Security Enhancements Last week Twitter announced a significant security enhancement – enablement of forward secrecy on twitter.com, api.twitter.com, and mobile.twitter.com domains. The prime objective of this change is to deprive hackers of an important exploitation tool. Why was this necessary? In the past 18 months, Twitter, akin to many other social network companies, has come under several cyber attacks by hacking community. Though not publicly acknowledged, some of them may have lead to data breaches as well. Also in between a new adversary has emerged in the form of Govt. assisted programs like NSA. It is now widely
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 Also, many do not have an incident response program in place or rely on existing programs that are out of date, not regularly tested or recently updated to address the growing exponential threats.
Breaking the Mold: Why IT Veterans Can’t Resist the Cloud Like it or not, Cloud Computing has transformed the way we communicate; from online storage to social networking, server virtualization truly pushes the boundaries of what is possible in a digitized world. Yet it was only a few years ago that the cloud was merely being used as a buzzword to describe specific web services hosted on shared web space. So what has changed? Cost, for one thing and availability for another; IT decision makers who once criticized the cloud may soon have to embrace it. The Economics of Cloud
Is Cloud Computing Experiencing the Same Security Threats as Enterprise Computing? People have always feared that cloud computing is inherently lacking in security because of the distribution methods used, allowing it to be more public than necessary. But research and reports indicate that it is not less secure than enterprise computing as they actually both suffer from the same types of attack. And it does not matter if you are a small organization or a large one you will still be the target of cyber-attacks as most of them are opportunistic in nature. While organizations and businesses are the target
What Governments Are Thinking About Cloud Security The take of any government on cloud security is an interesting and vital issue towards better safety standards. Analysts define the governmental role as important in integrating multi-tenancy app development, access layers and infrastructure parts of the cloud through firm policies. Governing the keeping, utility and accessibility of information, and also isolating between owners and consumers of information, without breaching on privacy protocols are also other definitions of a state’s take on data. Firstly, here is a look at an insider view where governments tackle the issue of data safety from a narrow
The Risks Of Moving To The Cloud In the current global economic climate, companies and enterprises are required to migrate to cloud-based deployment models in order reduce costs and become self-sustainable. Post the dot-com bubble, the development of advanced web and storage technologies has been on the ascension. One such revolutionary technology developed post the dot-com era is cloud Computing, which focuses on the deliverance of computing services over the Internet. The highlight characteristic of cloud computing technologies is that they bring about system independence, multi-tenancy, scalability, virtualization, and more. Due to these benefits, companies and organizations are keen on
17 million cyber-attacks blocked between April and June by secure cloud hosting provider London, UK – July 24, 2012 – Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, has today revealed the latest statistical analysis of attacks successfully blocked by its servers located at data centers in the US and Europe. During the period of April to June 2012, the web applications, databases and websites of FireHost’s customers – spread across 33 countries worldwide – were protected from a total of 17 million cyber attacks, of which more than two million were categorized as the most serious kind of attack, and among FireHost’s ‘Superfecta’.
How Important Is Ethical Hacking For Enterprise Security Architecture? With the increasing need for information security, business organizations which plan to adopt new technologies like IT outsourcing, virtualization, and cloud computing must be able to identify and face each security threats and come up with security architectures, policies, and processes. They must consider taking advantage of ethical hacking which is getting popular as an important security practice. In a white paper recently released by Frost & Sullivan, “The Importance of Ethical Hacking: Emerging Threats Emphasize The Need For Holistic Assessments”, ethical hacking benefits were discussed aside from its role, solutions,