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CSA Congress 2010: Cloud security means social challenges, not just a business ones

Rather than speaking solely about the business challenges inherent with cloud security, Microsoft’s Scott Charney chose to address the social implications of cloud-based computing during his opening keynote address at today’s Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Congress in Orlando.

EMC to buy Isilon Systems for $2.25bn

EMC has agreed to acquire Isilon Systems, a Seattle-based data storage company, for a hefty $2.25bn.

Police close down Fitwatch website for advice to student protestors

Police have forced the suspension of a website that offered advice to students photographed at last week's student fees demonstration in London.

Government CIO resigns

John Suffolk has announced he is to step down at the end of the year in major blow to government technology strategy.

Palin hacker gets a year in halfway house

David Kernell, who was found guilty of obstruction of justice and hacking into Sarah Palin’s email account while she was running for the vice presidency, was sentenced to one year and one day in a halfway house.

Mysteries of single sign-on cracked in Thursday's webinar

Single Sign-On (SSO) is a complex subject and hackers/malware creators are just waiting for a gap to appear in the armor of organizations that rely on the technology to secure their network and remote online sessions.

SANS Institute says organisations may be missing security problems caused by hidden implementations of IPv6 technology

The SANS Institute says that the arrival of a new generation of smartphones, tablet computers and other latest-generation operating system systems has the potential to open up new and unrecognised security weaknesses in otherwise secure environments.

Research shows SMBs clamping down on social networking services

Research just released by Webroot shows that companies are becoming more vigilant when it comes to their employees' use of social networking sites.

Get Safe Online Week starts rolling

This year's Get Safe Online Week, where IT security organisations come together to encourage the less experienced to raise their online security game, has got off to a flying start with Tony Neate, GSO's managing director, talking to the media.

Content security is neglected aspect of corporate security spending

Security managers only spend 7% of their budgets on content security, less than any other security domain or function, according to a study by Forrester.

Association updates first cybersecurity standards for industrial control suppliers

An international instrument association has published an update to the first cybersecurity standards for suppliers of industrial automation and control systems.

Florida hospital admits to data breach affecting 1500 patients

A data breach at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., resulted in the theft of sensitive information concerning 1500 patients who visited the hospital’s emergency room.

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