Author: Hoofer

August 5, 2010 Off

Changing the Psychology of IT in the Era of the Cloud

By Hoofer
Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael  Vizard.

Most therapists will tell you that unless the patient is committed to change, no amount of therapy is going to make any substantial difference in their lives.

Right now, IT organizations are confronted with a host of innovations, starting with virtualization right on up to cloud computing, that require a new approach to IT. The question is: How committed are IT organizations to embracing those changes?

August 5, 2010 Off

Are Private Clouds Worth the Hassle?

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Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Arthur Cole.

Private clouds are still drawing keen interest among enterprise managers, primarily as a means to gain all the benefits of public cloud computing while retaining full control of data, applications and infrastructure.

August 5, 2010 Off

Crypto Signatures Are Key to New DNS Security

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Grazed from Internet Revolution.  Author: Sean Gallagher.

At the recent Black Hat information security conference, officials of ICANN and VeriSign Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN) announced a major change to the Domain Name Service (DNS), the Internet’s global address book. Called Domain Name Service Security Extensions (DNSSEC), the modification adds a cryptographic signature to Websites’ addresses that verifies they are genuine.

August 4, 2010 Off

Telarus picks Fortinet for cloud security

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Grazed from IT Wire.  Author: Stephen Withers.

Telarus has become the first company in Asia Pacific to acquire a FortiGate-3951B unified threat managment (UTM) appliance, which it will use to deliver an managed firewall service.

The company is a Fortinet Gold Partner, and the first Fortinet managed security service provider in the Asia Pacific region. This has required all network operations and engineering staff to achieve Fortinet certification.

Mr Jules Rumsey, CEO of Telarus, said the Telarus Managed Firewall service, based on the FortiGate 3951B, will provide customers with Enterprise grade security and performance at an SME price point.

August 4, 2010 Off

FBI Threatens to Sue Wikipedia over Seal Use

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Grazed from eWeek.  Author: Clint Boulton.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation asked the Wikimedia Foundation to take down an image of the FBI seal from its popular Wikipedia online encyclopedia because it violates a U.S. law.

An attorney for the Wikimedia told the FBI it’s reading of the law was "idiosyncratic" and "incorrect" and vowed to fight for the right to use the seal in court.

This Web page describing the FBI seal does clearly state that "unauthorized use of the FBI seal is subject to prosecution under federal criminal law."

Use of the seal is permitted only by the FBI director.