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Intel Issues Updates to Protect Systems From Security Exploits

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Intel has developed and is rapidly issuing updates for all types of Intel-based computer systems -- including personal computers and servers -- that render those systems immune from both exploits (referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown") reported by Google Project Zero. Intel and its partners have made significant progress in deploying updates as both software patches and firmware updates.

Intel has already issued updates for the majority of processor products introduced within the past five years. By the end of next week, Intel expects to have issued updates for more than 90 percent of processor products introduced within the past five years. In addition, many operating system vendors, public cloud service providers, device manufacturers and others have indicated that they have already updated their products and services.

Cloud Standards Customer Council Announces Version 3.0 of Security for Cloud Computing: Ten Steps to Ensure Success Whitepaper

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The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC), an end-user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud's successful adoption, today published version 3.0 of its Security for Cloud Computing: Ten Steps to Ensure Success paper.

When considering a move to cloud computing, organizations must have a clear understanding of the potential security benefits and risks associated with cloud computing and be able to set realistic expectations with their cloud service providers. The heart of this guide is a list of ten steps designed to help decision-makers evaluate and compare security and privacy offerings from different cloud providers in key areas. The ten steps cover:

Design SHIFT and Cryptyk Integrate Hardware and Software Solutions to Revolutionize Cloud Storage Industry

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Design SHIFT, building digital security, today announced its collaboration on a large volume project with Cryptyk, expert in cloud software encryption to the enterprise world. ORWL devices are due to ship come January 2018. The combination of both companies expertise will allow the ultimate data protection in enterprise storage from external threats, viral threats, internal threats, intercept threats and operational failures.

Cryptyk's cloud security and storage platform has only one potential security vulnerability in the physical end-point security of the PC hardware. By offering ORWL devices, Cryptyk will offer the Enterprise world a physically secured, trusted endpoint on a hybrid blockchain network. Benefits of deploying ORWL are the advantage of storing critical keys in the secure element, its tamper protection, rogue nodes prevention, and user access control.

Content in the Cloud: How Cloud Computing Is Changing the Way We Do Content Marketing

Content marketing has always been a big part of digital marketing in general, and it will continue to play an essential role as we enter 2018. By producing quality content that the viewers find valuable, websites and businesses can attract more traffic and reach new potential customers like never before.

As more businesses move their operations to the cloud, the way they do content marketing is shifting as well. Here are some of the changes cloud computing brings to the world of content marketing.

Collaboration in the Cloud

New content creation tools enable content creators from all around the world to work together in producing better, more relevant content. Businesses are starting to take advantage of these tools in order to push their content marketing efforts forwards.

McAfee Completes Skyhigh Networks Acquisition, Establishing the Company as a Device-to-Cloud Cybersecurity Leader

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McAfee today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Skyhigh Networks. With the close of this deal, Skyhigh Networks becomes part of the McAfee Cloud Security Business Unit.

Skyhigh is an ideal complement to McAfee's strategy - one focused on building and optimizing mission-critical cybersecurity environments for the future. Skyhigh Networks pioneered the cloud access security broker (CASB) market segment that analysts describe as one of the fastest growing areas of information security investments of the last five years. With this technology, McAfee can now offer a cloud portfolio that addresses the three primary challenges of managing multi-cloud environments-visibility into networks, workloads and data, advanced threat protection and pervasive data protection.

"Today's announcement marks a new milestone for the future of our company," said Chris Young, chief executive officer, McAfee. "With two industry leaders coming together under one company, we will make cybersecurity an enabler to the transformative power of our digital age. We are focused on securing customers from their devices to the cloud, giving customers access to market-leading capabilities in the architectural control points that matter most."

Strong Demand for Omada GDPR SaaS Solution Running on Microsoft's Cloud

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Organizations have realized that they need an EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant access governance solution to address vital challenges. They also know they need a solution in place by May 25 2018. Consequently, Omada experiences a strong uptake of its unique governance solution as-a service, which addresses precisely these issues.

"Omada provides an excellent enterprise grade governance solution running on Azure. The Omada solution, in combination with Azure AD Premium for single sign on and authentication, offers the full palette of functions required for organizations in one single, strong combined package", says Claus Jul Christiansen, Director for Partners & SMCs at Microsoft Denmark. "The Omada GDPR SaaS solution is a great example of how the partnership between Microsoft and Omada has evolved and is used to create great value for organizations. The Omada solution is fueled by Azure cloud, and it utilizes strong Azure features such as geo-redundancy and in general benefits from the high security standards provided in Azure"

How Cloud Technology Tackles Online Shopping Fraud

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Online transactions are increasingly being targeted by fraudsters, with a February 2017 report showing online card fraud rising 40% since 2015. Amongst many of the technologies seeking to combat this, is cloud security innovations. With the versatility and ever-evolving nature of the cloud, a few great ways to combat online fraud have been thrown out. 

What form does this technology take? Big technology players have long sought to make their cloud tech creditor compatible to allow for the widest range of transactions, but that's the baseline. 

AI Enabled Cloud Storage 

In basic terms, the cloud is simply the functions of a computer spread out into the ether of the internet. On its own, it doesn't entail great security detail. Companies the world over have innovated to meet this demand, and it has had an impact on their consumers. One of the latest iterations of this technology is the integration of AI into cloud services, which is protecting the data of customers - so they don't have to. With many consumers enjoying relaxed lending regulations and looking to obtain a credit card, data is being uploaded onto the cloud in large amounts. Amazon, for example, employ AI to intuitively search and protect customer data against online fraudsters within their cloud services. 

LayerStack Launched the Fourth Datacenter in Japan to Enhance the APAC Cloud Coverage

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LayerStack, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, today announced an expansion in Japan with the launching of its fourth datacenter in Tokyo. The company, which offers multi-region data center selections with premium global network, has invested huge amount of resources in cloud infrastructure and platform for further cloud developments and enhancing customer experience. Its technologies have enabled great variety of business globally, from start-ups to multinational companies.

Gamechanger: How the Cloud Has Altered Manufacturing Maintenance Forever

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Every year, companies rely more heavily on machines and technology to get work done. Basic machines are getting more advanced, and cloud services, IoT functionality, as well as data collection are increasing the efficiency of workplaces.

But as we rely more heavily on advanced machines and the data they generate to complete everyday activities, we open ourselves up to risk when those machines fail. An efficient maintenance schedule has always been a necessity for any business, especially warehouses, construction companies, and the like. But you'd be hard-pressed to find a workplace that doesn't rely on the efficient operation of machines or computers.

That's where the cloud comes in, especially in the manufacturing sector, for keeping up with the added complexity of maintenance scheduling.

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ownCloud expands services for research and educational institutions

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The filesharing specialist ownCloud announces a further improvement of his joint offer with GÉANT for the coming year. Universities and other institutions can purchase the open source solution directly from ownCloud at particularly favourable conditions. The new pricing model ranges from attractive entry-level offers for small organizations to volume-based licensing models for any installation size. The preferential price agreement applies to all members of the GÉANT community and their subsidiary institutions.

The new offer represents an improvement on the price agreement between ownCloud and GÉANT, which has already been in place for several years, whereby national and international members of the community  can purchase their own licenses of the ownCloud Enterprise Edition. To date, the successful model has led to the sale of more than 1.5 million licenses in 41 countries.