With the launch announcements of various Google Chrome OS netbooks, the focus of the press and security companies alike is beginning to take a closer look at the security promises made and also at some of the more ’media friendly‘ statements such as, “…users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates”.
A year ago we posted a compendium of Cloud and Cloud Security resources. This posting has been consistently among the top hits to the Cloud Security Blog proving that, when it comes to Cloud the one thing we all need is clarity!
In a recent eWeek interview, Citrix CTO Simon Crosby described Conficker malware as “the world’s largest cloud.” He’s right. Cybercriminals use Conficker to create massive clouds of remotely-controlled PCs capable …
I’m constantly annoyed by how broad the term “cloud” can be, and I try to use IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS instead, but even these categories are blurring at the edges. The bottom line is that if it’s hooked up to the internet, it can be controlled from a central location, and it scales up and down on demand, it’s in the cloud.
Today’s disclosure by Google and Microsoft that they were tricked into serving malware highlights an inherent conflict of interest between advertising-based businesses and the security needs of their customers.