I wish I could say I found out about the Heartbleed bug very quickly and from some super deep technical source. But I didn’t. I found it on my favorite Tmblr blog, filled with animated gifs about DevOps that gets me through the day. And once I realized what this particular Gif was telling me, I too was in a small state of shock.
So, you have decided to Develop/Test or run Demos/Training in the Cloud. That’s Great! That is the right choice. While we are all aware of the benefits of the Cloud. You now have to put your trust and data somewhere else. So it’s important that you feel safe there.
People have a difficult time grasping the concept of the cloud. As many ways as I’ve tried to explain where I work to friends and family, I am often asked, “Can you please explain what ‘the cloud’ even is?” Read the rest of this entry »
Last week, I presented at the AIIM 2012 conference on the topic of “the cloud.” When it comes to the cloud, there is one issue that raises the most concern; the issue of security. My response to the common question, “Is the cloud secure?” is that security can no longer be used as an excuse to avoid the Cloud. I’d like to tell you why.
CloudShare Security Notification: Action Required – Critical Windows Remote Desktop Protocol Security Patch – MS12-020March 20th, 2012 | Author: Alex Entrekin | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: Cloud, CloudShare, Microsoft, Security
Your CloudShare Operations team is always doing its best to stay ahead of the curve, monitor and improve performance, and maintain the security of your CloudShare environments/VMs, so you can stay focused and productive.
Last week, Microsoft released a critical Windows security patch which addresses two vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s implementation of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). One of the two, CVE-2012-0002, is a critical, remote code execution vulnerability affecting all versions of Windows. Read the rest of this entry »
After reading Gil Tayar’s post on our Agile Development process, I came across this post about hackers on the Rands in Repose blog. Rands quotes Philippe Kahn, once CEO of Borland (Microsoft competitor), who yelled out at a meeting, “We’re barbarians, not bureaucrats!”
I was lucky enough to have my co-worker send me this article where Stephen Wolfram provides in-depth analytics of his entire life. Everything from sleeping to eating to phone calls to meetings to emails to collaboration is included. He has literally spent years collecting data on top of data on top of data. It’s definitely worth a read.
At a time when a quick search can lead you to the social media channels that will tell you a person’s place of residence, relationship status, favorite restaurant, where they are in real time, who their best friends are, where they work, and more (see image below for further explanation) – is any of our information secure?