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New Microsoft Azure cloud security tools will work on premises, in Amazon’s cloud too

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company’s infrastructure security tools will protect not only the company's IaaS Azure public cloud, but customer environments and even those from competitors like Amazon Web Services.

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Are the container wars back again? CoreOS and Docker roll out container security offerings

Last year we saw a battle-royal arise between competing container formats. A ceasefire was negotiated, but does this week see a resumption of hostilities?

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Heat map to pinpoint where burning need is for cybersecurity pros

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is funding creation of a heat map visualization tool that will show where cybersecurity jobs are open across the country. The first rendition should be out late next year.


Ellison: Oracle has fixed security

Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison has put better security at the heart of his pitch for the company's new products.

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Intel Security to discontinue McAfee SaaS products

Some products will be replaced, but admins will need to start over for setup and configuration.

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IT departments must transform in the face of the cloud revolution

Cloud computing democratizes developer and end user productivity at the expense of transparency and IT control. Since developers and users are able to provision and utilize resources as needed, it is easy for costs, overall...

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Why you shouldn’t trust cloud service providers

It’s hard enough really trusting your own employees these days. So when it comes to employees of cloud service providers, columnist Rob Enderle writes you definitely shouldn’t trust them.

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Application attacks against clouds up 45%

Application attacks against clouds jumped 45 percent last year, according to a new report

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5 tips on cloud migration from those who know (with video)

For enterprises considering a move to the cloud, or even in the middle of a move right now, the transition can be daunting. But veterans who've been there can help you steer around the pitfalls.

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Security risks increase as cloud data centers change

Change is always risky. Fast change is even riskier, leaving less time for change management and checks on changed technologies.

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European Court kills Safe Harbor -- Panic at Facebook and other cloud firms

Europe has killed the Safe Harbor agreement. At a stroke, Facebook and more than 4,000 other companies can no longer legally move personal data from Europe to the USA...

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Study names the five most hackable vehicles

A forensic research firm has published a list of the industry's most hackable and least hackable vehicles based on how easy it is to wirelessly access their computerized systems.

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Microsoft hopes to strengthen cloud security with latest acquisition

Microsoft has acquired security company Adallom in a bid to give IT departments more control over application access as well as data stored across cloud services.

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More than 80% of healthcare IT leaders say their systems have been compromised

A survey of IT leaders in healthcare revealed that 81% of them believe their systems have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet or some other cyber-attack in the past two years, placing patient sensitive data at risk.

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This Ashley Madison hack story keeps getting worse and worse [u4]

The Ashley Madison hack continues to make headlines. Naturally, that's because the news keeps getting worse. Worse for website owners Avid Media Group. And worse for the REAL victims, more importantly -- the people named in the hacked...

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OOPS: Google ''loses'' your cloud data (sky falling; film at 11)

Google is sorry to report it's lost some cloud customers' data. Lightning struck four times near its St. Ghislain, Belgium data center. From cloud to cloud, as't were, causing some storage to go bye-bye...

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Ashley Madison sex-cheat data -- it's FAR worse than you think

Ashley Madison hackers released the site's user data, as threatened. Or, at least, that's what they say they've done. But it's likely that much of the data is forged or bogus in some way...

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Russian cyberspies targeted punk rock band Pussy Riot

A closely watched band of suspected Russian hackers have spied on domestic targets, including two members of the outspoken punk rock band Pussy Riot.

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