The “Cloud”. You may have heard of it and no, I don’t mean those fluffy things in the sky. But what is it? How does it work? And what does it mean for you and your family? You may be surprised to realize that you and your family likely use the cloud almost every day. Have you uploaded a photo to Instagram? Well, it’s now in the cloud. How about backing up your iPhone to the iCloud? That’s a little obvious, but yes, you’ve backed up your photos, contacts, and notes to a cloud. The cloud is the latest way of storing information and using services on the internet, but its origins go back to the 1950’s. At that time computers were expensive, and users needed to find a way to share the limited and valuable processing time. This idea of sharing is the foundation of cloud computing. Rather than have each individual user have her own terminal with its own software, the software or information is centrally located. She logs into … [Read more...] about The dangers of cloud computing: Is your information safe?
Security breaches in cloud computing
Tech providers vying for a $10 billion Defense Department cloud-computing contract may come under added pressure to prove their systems are secure after a report that China sneaked spy chips onto servers used by U.S. companies, including Amazon, a top contender for the Pentagon award. Amazon, the market leader in cloud-computing services, was among almost 30 companies, including Apple, whose servers were infiltrated, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek report based on a dozen sources in the government and private sector. Apple, Amazon, server component seller Super Micro Computer and the Chinese government denied the report. When asked for comment on the implications for its Pentagon bid, Amazon pointed to its statement denying the report. Security and procurement experts said Amazon’s prospects for winning the cloud-services award may not be affected because it can argue that it was a victim that uncovered the problem. According to the report, Amazon unearthed the … [Read more...] about Report of China spy chips adds pressure on Pentagon cloud bidders
By Tom Loftus Tom Loftus The Wall Street Journal BiographyTom Loftus [email protected] Aug 3, 2018 8:47 am ET 0 COMMENTS Sign up here for The Morning Download, and get the most important news in business technology emailed to you each weekday morning. Subscribe to WSJ Pro Cybersecurity for in-depth coverage on cybersecurity trends, breaches and best practices. Good morning, CIOs. Microsoft Corp. is showing growth in the area of cloud computing known as infrastructure as a service. This is the guts of the system, the foundational layers upon which applications and middlelayers sit, and where Amazon.com Inc. has a commanding lead. Microsoft claimed 13.3% of this market in 2017, up from 8.7% in 2016, a sign that its hybrid cloud approach is working, according to a recent Gartner report. Amazon’s cloud unit, Amazon Web Services, saw its share slip to 51.8%, from 53.7% in 2016. As CIO Journal’s Angus … [Read more...] about The Morning Download: Microsoft’s Approach to the Cloud Pays Off
MSS is outsourcing organizations network and information system security to providers for monitoring, maintaining and protection purposes. HYDERABAD, TELANGANA, INDIA, September 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Managed Security Services are the Way Forward for Enterprise Security Protecting data is one of the major concerns for organizations in the 21st century. As computer attack patterns shift and threats evolve, enterprises are finding it increasingly difficult to protect their information from hackers. Even though enterprises have a security system placed to fend off basic threats, enhancements are needed in key areas where the in-house security division wouldn’t be able to foresee. Hence, organizations are opting for Managed Security Services (MMS). MSS is outsourcing organizations network and information system security to providers for monitoring, maintaining and protection purposes. Organizations need to carefully consider MSS providers before delegating their security … [Read more...] about Managed Security Services Market: By Services Type, By Deployment, By Industry & By Geography
By Tom Loftus Tom Loftus The Wall Street Journal BiographyTom Loftus [email protected] Jan 31, 2019 9:23 am ET 0 COMMENTS Good day, CIOs. Microsoft Corp. in late 2018 saw itself jostling with Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. to be the world's most valuable company, a result of its focus on the rapidly growing cloud-computing market. The company Wednesday supplied the numbers driving that surge. Cloud bet looks like the right bet. Commercial cloud revenues in the fiscal second quarter surged by 48% year over year to $9 billion, helped by a 76% boost from Azure, the top challenger to Amazon's AWS unit, The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene reports. In addition, Microsoft projected double-digit growth for its Intelligent Cloud and Productivity segments continuing in the March quarter. Remember Windows? Mr. Greene reported last year on how Microsoft was reorganizing its business around Azure, downgrading … [Read more...] about The Morning Download: Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Soars