Cloud Security

Security, mobile and cloud hit Singapore IT courses

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Jamie Yap.

The School of Informatics and IT (IIT) at Temasek Polytechnic (TP), for example, recently rolled out a new Diploma in Digital Forensics to cater to the rising demand for IT security professionals with the skills to investigate crimes committed using computers and digital devices. The first batch of students will join the course this April.

SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS: A security checklist for cloud models

Grazed from CSOOnline.  Author: Mark O'Neill.

How does security apply to Cloud Computing? In this article, we address this question by listing the five top security challenges for Cloud Computing, and examine some of the solutions to ensure secure Cloud Computing.

Could a new breed of DOS attacks make the cloud unaffordable?

Grazed from Government Computer News.  Author: William Jackson.

The cloud is the current Next Big Thing in computing, and the Next Big Thing in attacks could be a new breed of economic denial-of-service attacks intended to use up resources and drive up the cost of cloud computing, warns a senior security researcher at Adobe Systems.

“DOS is the next battleground,” Bryan Sullivan said Wednesday at the Black Hat Federal conference being held in Arlington, Va. “That’s where the future is going.”

Tale of Two Surveys: Opinions on Cloud Security Differ

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Ann All.

If there's one thing I've learned from my years in journalism, it's that you have to take surveys with a grain (or sometimes a whole shaker) of salt. I can't tell you how many times I've seen surveys with similar questions yield wildly different results, depending on the size and composition of the sample, the way the questions are asked, who asks them, etc., etc.


Cloud Security Alliance plans RSA summit

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Bob Violino.

IT and security executives will get a chance to hear about some of the latest developments in cloud security at the Cloud Security Alliance's CSA Summit 2011, to be held Feb. 14 at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

Europol to reveal cybercrime risk level

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Jennifer Baker.

European law enforcement agency Europol on Friday will present its assessment of the threat posed by cybercrime, along with its strategy to tackle it.

"Cybercrime is borderless by nature, this makes criminal investigations more complicated for law enforcement authorities," said Europol Director Rob Wainwright. "To effectively tackle cybercrime, adequate cross-border provisions are needed."

A Glimmer of Security Hope for 2011

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

We’ve been talking as an industry about the convergence of security and IT operations management for the better part of a decade.

Developer Says FBI Fiddled With OpenBSD

Grazed from Internet Evolution.  Author: Sean Gallagher.

A former contributor to the code in the OpenBSD operating system that handles encryption of data has alleged that the FBI paid developers working on the code to write in backdoor mechanisms to circumvent authentication and give law enforcement unfettered access to data.

Microsoft gains cloud security certification, follows Google lead

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Jon Brodkin.

Microsoft has received FISMA certification for its cloud computing data centres, a key step toward gaining customers in the federal government market that has been infiltrated by rival Google. However, Microsoft's hosted Exchange and Online services have not yet been awarded FISMA approval.

White hat hacker Mafiaboy casts doubt on cloud computing security

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Jeff Jedras.


Michael Calce, the reformed hacker from Montreal who will forever be known as Mafiaboy, told a group of IT professionals Tuesday that he has serious concerns about the inherent vulnerabilities in the latest evolution of information technology: cloud computing.