Spotlight on Cloud Security

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While the cloud is becoming an underlying assumption of computing, often public cloud services present problems for IT that business managers fail to think through, especially security implications. This paper covers:

  • Cloud security liabilities

  • Identity management

  • Data encryption

Today, nearly all businesses have one foot in the cloud whether they realize it or not. This paper will enable IT to assess their organization's exposure and reap the benefit of public cloud services without creating worry or unnecessary risk.

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Space Weather Outlook August 25, 2014 at 03:54AM

Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center Boulder, Colorado, USA SPACE WEATHER ADVISORY OUTLOOK #14-34 2014 August 25 at 1:41 a.m. MDT (2014 August 25 0741 UTC) **** SPACE WEATHER OUTLOOK **** Summary For August 18-24 Category R1 (Minor) radio blackouts were observed on 21-22 August due to flare activity from active sunspot Region 2149. A category R2 (Moderate) radio blackout was observed on 24 August due to flare activity from active sunspot Region 2151. A category G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storm occurred on 19 August due to a coronal mass ejection associated with a filament eruption that originated on 15 August. Outlook For August 25-31 Category R1-R2 (Minor-Moderate) radio blackouts are likely for the forecast period (Aug 25-31) due to potential flare activity from active sunspot Regions 2146, 2149, and 2151. A chance exists for a G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm on 26 August due to the arrival of a pair of coronal mass ejections that occurred on 22 August. Data used to provide space weather services are contributed by NOAA, USAF, NASA, NSF, USGS, the International Space Environment Services and other observatories, universities, and institutions. More information is available at SWPC's Web site Thank you for using the Product Subscription Service. If you would like to remove a product subscription or update the personal information in your account, go to the Product Subscription Site. Please do not use the from address for correspondence, as it is not monitored. For comments or help, please contact SWPC Help.

The Future of Backup as a Data Protection Strategy

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With so many technologies and security solutions available, it's difficult for a data manager to know where to begin when it comes to building a safety plan. Iron Mountain offers guidance in the form of five questions any data management professional must ask before getting a backup security system off the ground. The questions reveal advice on:

  • Cataloguing data according to its level of business importance

  • Locating and properly assessing your current data backups

  • Finding the right combination of security services that cater to your needs

  • Weighing the cost of various backup systems

  • Creating the best and most cost-effective tests for a data protection plan

Get a detailed picture of how to begin safeguarding your data against harm, theft, and corruption. Read Iron Mountain's article today.

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