Cloud Infographic: Cloud And Mobile Adoption Increases IT Security Risks As more businesses transition their mission-critical operations to cloud and mobile-ready applications, the direct consequence is increased security vulnerability. Last year, more than 30% of all mission-critical business applications were already in the cloud. That number is expected to rise to 50% as early as 2015. And as more business processes continue to expose themselves, the need for more stringent security measures becomes even more apparent. An obvious solution would be to restrict the inclusion of sensitive data on cloud-driven applications. Unfortunately, as many as 15% of business leaders admit to not knowing how
The Biggest Pitfall in Cloud Computing: Security Technology is not without its pitfalls even if it has so many benefits, especially if it is not used properly. Cloud computing is no exception; in fact a lot of people think that cloud computing has more pitfalls than the current solutions that they are already employing in their business. Some of these are actually real but can be prevented, while others are just rationalizations out of laziness to plan and execute or even simply an undeniable resistance to change. A lot of people are afraid of change, to step out of the comfort zone. True enough, stepping
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
Benefits of Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Developing a proper disaster recovery plan is quite a challenging task for any type of organization, especially small and medium business segments. When a disaster strikes your business, restoring it can be a really arduous task. Many companies are implementing cloud computing services for their disaster recovery plan. Cloud-based disaster recovery can be described as a component of a disaster recovery plan that involves maintaining copies of enterprise data in a cloud storage environment as a security measure. Continuous data availability is an absolute essential at times of a disaster. With this wonderful plan, business continuity planning has become cost effective.
Robin Hood Gone Evil: Loophole Leading To Cloud Pickpocketing Identified Researchers at North Carolina State university and University of Oregon have proposed a jaw-dropping price tag for performing heavy duty cloud computing task – as low as zero dollars. Experiments reveal that cloud-based web browsers can be exploited to hijack the underlying computational power, and that as well, in total anonymity. The result could be as unforgivable as cloud computing time theft of mammoth proportions. The pickpocketed resources, once fallen into the wrong hands, can be used for just about anything, including brute force password crack attempts, denial of service attacks and other genres
Is Cloud Computing The Biggest Green Technology? Global warming and climate change are on top of world’s list of concerns and one of the reasons is our dependence on dirty energy from fossil fuels. We all consider the transportation sector as the main pollution source of our atmosphere, but is the IT industry really exempted from the blame? Governments around the globe usually have stringent standards on factory or industrial facility energy consumption and emission while the energy consumption in IT laboratories and data centers is overlooked, with the exception of some universities and research organizations. So there are no