10 Steps To Success With The Cloud The cloud, the trend that appears to be steaming on ahead as the likes of Salesforce, Amazon’s Web Services and Workday continue to gain market value. Utilising cloud services for business has allowed for companies to scale, drive IT costs down and become a more agile, streamlined business. There are a few steps that should be taken by any company before they decide to make the switch across the cloud, and these are even steps that companies utilising the cloud should make sure they’re aware of to keep cloud usage both in check
Cloud Infographic: Cybercrime To close out this weeks coverage on Cloud security and Cybercrime, we’ve opted to include an older infographic which sums up this week nicely entitled: “Are You A Hacker’s Target?“. This infographic is provided courtesy of Solera Networks. Infographic Source: Solera Networks
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 Also, many do not have an incident response program in place or rely on existing programs that are out of date, not regularly tested or recently updated to address the growing exponential threats.
Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs One of the best ways to encourage sales is through specialized partnership programs, and IT companies have long employed this strategy to promote their traditional offerings. Now they have started similar initiatives for their cloud computing services as well. While some companies have tried to get buy-in from end-consumers, even going to the extent of offering services for free (See: Ninefold and Rackspace Battle for Australian Startup Mind Space and Why is Rackspace targeting Startups?), others have started targeting their channel partners, all in the hope of grabbing larger shares of the expanding cloud
Microsoft: Security Intelligence Report Volume 11 REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 11, 2011 — At RSA Conference Europe 2011 today, Microsoft Corp. released the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 11 (SIRv11), which found that less than 1 percent of exploits in the first half of 2011 were against zero-day vulnerabilities — software vulnerabilities that are successfully exploited before the vendor has published a security update or “patch.” In contrast, 99 percent of all attacks during the same period distributed malware through familiar techniques, such as social engineering and unpatched vulnerabilities. In the report, Microsoft highlights the fact that some of the more