Adding client reputation monitoring to a cloud security strategy not only helps stop malicious attacks at the source, but also provides the security intelligence needed for improved security decisions and risk evaluation.
From a defensive point of view, examining a single transaction initiated with stolen credentials to a single web application will return an inconclusive insight, so therefore taking preventive action on that transaction becomes a risky decision.
We're seeing a dangerous precedent being set by US and UK governments because law enforcement and legislators believe information held in foreign servers should be subject to a different set of standards than that held on their own soil.
The Shellshock vulnerability, first discovered by Akamai researcher Stephane Chazelas, has been given a maximum severity rating of 10/10 from NIST. And security experts are urging Linux and UNIX admins to drop everything and patch a critical software vulnerability found in the extensively used Bash (the Bourne Again SHell), dubbed ‘worse’ than the now infamous Heartbleed flaw.