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How to Fight the Coming Quantum Data Decryption Threat

How to Fight the Coming Quantum Data Decryption Threat

Is quantum computing 15 years away? Twenty? Is a nation state or threat actor secretly already using ...

Servers in Orbit, Datacenters Not Far Behind

Servers in Orbit, Datacenters Not Far Behind

The International Space Station shines a little brighter in the night sky thanks to what amounts to ...

Early Container Deployments at Risk, Survey Finds

Early Container Deployments at Risk, Survey Finds

The enterprise embrace of application containers brings with it agility, scaling, rapid response to continuous change and ...

IBM Looks to Secure Kubernetes Service

IBM Looks to Secure Kubernetes Service

The shift to cloud-native applications and services brings with it a new set of monitoring and security ...

Security

July 12, 2018(1)
Is quantum computing 15 years away? Twenty? Is a nation state or threat actor secretly already using it? Are threat actors already capturing and storing your data, hoping some of it will still be useful when quantum computers enable them to decrypt it? We don’t fully know the answer to these questions, but we do know one thing – ... Full article
July 3, 2018(0)
Twenty-two months after completing its $67 billion megadeal to ingest EMC Corp., Dell Technologies has again gone public with the issuance of a publicly traded tracking stock and the buyout of earlier investors in the EMC deal. The complex transaction allows founder Michael Dell and financial partner Silver Lake to maintain majority control of the IT giant. Michael Dell ... Full article
June 21, 2018(0)
The International Space Station shines a little brighter in the night sky thanks to what amounts to an orbiting supercomputer lofted to the outpost last year as part of a year-long experiment to determine if high-end commercial computers can survive a trip to Mars. The NASA upgrade to the space station’s number-crunching capability also is part of a steady ... Full article
June 18, 2018(0)
The enterprise embrace of application containers brings with it agility, scaling, rapid response to continuous change and new requirements for securing production workloads in public clouds. As with most infrastructure advances, the scaling of application containers in production is exposing previously unforeseen consequences, especially security risks. Among them, according to research by cloud security specialist Lacework, are an explosion ... Full article
June 15, 2018(0)
The shift to cloud-native applications and services brings with it a new set of monitoring and security challenges as early adopters of application containers, micro-services and serverless computing struggle to gain a comprehensive view of their cloud infrastructure. Growing requirements for cloud management—especially in hybrid clouds—is forging partnerships among public cloud and “cloud-native intelligence” vendors offering tools designed to ... Full article
May 30, 2018(0)
In the evolving world of cybersecurity, enterprises need access to cyber insurance that accurately reflects their current security posture and that covers both direct and indirect expenses. The same challenge, of course, applies to the insurers issuing the policies. Unfortunately, the evolving threat landscape and rising incidents of attacks has created difficulty in matching packages with premiums, and as ... Full article
May 24, 2018(0)
Amid the angst over preparations—or lack thereof—for new European Union data protections entering into force at week’s end is the equally worrisome issue of the rules’ impact on scientific research. Among the concerns for the research community as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect is the issue of consent. As stakeholders such as the editors of ... Full article
May 17, 2018(0)
The Defense Department is sticking to its guns on a plan to award a single, huge contract for cloud computing that would support U.S. military operations. In a report to Congress justifying the single-source contract award, the Pentagon’s chief management officer argued that selecting one cloud vendor would help expedite the rollout of the enterprise-wide cloud initiative called Joint Enterprise ... Full article
May 4, 2018(0)
While vendors jockey for position to win a massive commercial cloud contract with the Defense Department, uptake on an existing military cloud platform is building. Pentagon agencies are shifting operations to MilCloud 2.0 at a faster than expected pace, John Hale, chief of enterprise applications at the Defense Information Systems Agency, told a recent industry conference. DISA awarded a ... Full article
May 3, 2018(0)
As application containers enter the mainstream, a new set of production security issues is emerging. That has prompted early container orchestration and cloud vendors to establish frameworks to help manage security alerts when containers are compromised. Among them is Google, which rolled out new cloud security functions this week along with a roster of container security vendors that have ... Full article
April 26, 2018(0)
Rackspace is expanding it managed private cloud services with the addition of six new bare metal instances that it collectively refers to as bare metal as a service. The private cloud vendor announced the new managed hosting service this week that combines increasingly popular consumption pricing model along with “on-demand” infrastructure. The combination would allow users to provision infrastructure ... Full article
April 25, 2018(0)
 With data center technology evolving relentlessly, IT professionals must grapple with a dynamic security landscape, as malicious actors leverage new capabilities to launch even more sophisticated cyberattacks, particularly in the ransomware genre. One such example is the recent intersection of cryptocurrencies, data storage and cyberattacks. While ransomware has been a longstanding data theft strategy, a newer, more lucrative opportunity ... Full article
April 25, 2018(0)
Google continues to add regional cloud partners as it seeks to differentiate its public cloud offerings while distributing its machine learning building blocks. Atos, the French big data platform and server vendor, announced a partnership with Google Cloud this week addressing secure hybrid cloud, data analytics and machine learning along with “digital workplace” initiatives. The partnership makes Google an ... Full article
April 17, 2018(0)
VMware this week takes the wraps off the latest versions of its server virtualization and software-defined storage platforms with an emphasis on hybrid cloud deployments, broader application support and—in the case of its vSphere platform—a three-fold reduction in memory usage and resulting performance gains via the introduction of a persistent memory feature. The latest versions of VMware’s (NYSE: VMW) ... Full article
April 11, 2018(0)
A security vendor survey of professional hackers finds that many are able to easily defeat “perimeter defenses” like firewalls, then pinpoint and steal critical data in less than a day. The findings also support the conclusion that high-profile security breaches result from routine security lapses like failing to apply security patches rather than increasingly sophisticated attacks. The survey of ... Full article
April 6, 2018(0)
Emerging serverless frameworks that dispense with server management to run cloud-native workloads continue to gain traction in the enterprise while at the same time drawing scrutiny from security specialists who report a growing number of vulnerabilities as serverless applications are rolled out. An audit released this week by an Israeli security company found that roughly one in five serverless ... Full article
April 5, 2018(0)
In Intel’s latest (and possibly final) update to its Meltdown and Spectre mitigation guide, published April 3, the company revealed that a number of its older CPU models will not receive microcode updates intended to protect against one of the now notorious security vulnerabilities that came to light in early January and found to afflict most modern chips. Said Intel: ... Full article
April 5, 2018(0)
The tech community has been discussing European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as if it were a natural disaster, rather than a law. “Are you ready for GDPR?” say all emails from vendors hoping to milk the confusion. More than enough articles have attempted to decipher the rules, predict winners and losers or pour gasoline on our collective ... Full article
April 4, 2018(0)
The breakneck pace of machine intelligence development is prompting welcome assessments of the ethical implications of a technology that will have a profound effect on workers, consumers and most every other segment of society. With that sobering reality in mind, a new risk assessment released by federal contractor Booz Allen Hamilton seeks to move beyond the often-heated rhetoric associated ... Full article
April 3, 2018(0)
Securing the Internet of Things appears to have advanced well beyond default factory settings to include data and network security features baked into IoT components as well as comprehensive approaches such as blockchain cryptography. The latest study by an IoT industry group found that data security along with network connectivity were key challenges as the technology moves from the ... Full article

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