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Steve Cullen | 15 Nov 2012 | 1 comment

There’s a lot of talk about cloud security be it (1) security for the cloud, which protects your cloud initiatives such as data stored in the cloud or (2) security from the cloud, also known as security-as-a-service (SecaaS), which uses the cloud to deliver some aspect of protection, like messaging, anti-virus or web security. Though proven and effective, many SMBs overlook SecaaS because the cloud still feels like an unknown for many, and we naturally fear what we don’t understand.

Today, SMBs can’t afford to be dismissive when it comes to security. The harsh reality is SMBs have never been targeted with attacks like they are now. In the first half of 2012, 36 percent of all targeted attacks...

Jon C | 09 Nov 2012 | 1 comment

 

Throughout recent decades, cybercriminals have proved to be pretty adept at turning innocent technologies to dastardly ends. From Word macros to Google docs, email to cloud-based processing, each time some clever individual comes up with a good idea, some equally bright bad guy thinks of something nefarious to do with it. 
 
The latest buzz around 'big data' - a.k.a. the ability to derive insight from huge quantities of information - is likely to prove no exception. Forewarned is forearmed, as they say, so what kinds of risks does big data bring, and what can organisations do about them?
 
To answer this, we can first look at the two main areas where big data is said to be of benefit. First, it is seen as an extension to traditional analytics, offering (in the simplest terms) mechanisms to derive insight from larger quantities of information than in the past.
 
Second,...