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Microsoft and US government clash over Ireland-held cloud data

Microsoft and US government clash over Ireland-held cloud data

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Microsoft has rejected a request by the US government to hand over data the software giant holds in Ireland, claiming that the data in question doesn't belong to the company and raising questions of data jurisdiction.

Global cloud IAM will dominate in revenue by 2020

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The global cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) market will be worth annual revenue of $2.8 billion (£1.9B) worldwide by the year 2020.

The 'silver lining' of growing cyber-security concerns

The 'silver lining' of growing cyber-security concerns

Oscar Arean predicts that 2016 will be the year that IT managers finally start to see more buy-in from the rest of the business when it comes to cyber-security.

Industry Innovators: Virtualisation and cloud security

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We still need the functionality of traditional protections - at least in part - but the manner of deployment is quite different.

Spear-phishing increasingly large concern for IT professionals

Spear-phishing increasingly large concern for IT professionals

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Cloudmark's new survey shows that spear-phishing is keeping IT pros up at night.

Big challenges presented to 90% of UK businesses using cloud services

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The adoption of cloud for important business applications is widespread in the UK, with almost 90 percent of UK organisations now using cloud services.

Hello Barbie poses threat to children's privacy

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The new hackable Hello Barbie doll is giving a way into the minds of children.

EuroCACS 2015 Copenhagen: Professionals still sceptical about cloud

EuroCACS 2015 Copenhagen: Professionals still sceptical about cloud

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Cloud services may be trendy but cyber-security professionals remain sceptical about them. However, panellists in a discussion were determined to shift their view.

UK workers' approaches to fight data hacks are outdated

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Two-thirds of UK workers feel more defenceless against data hacks than they did a year ago.

Four security questions to ask when moving to the cloud

Four security questions to ask when moving to the cloud

Security is a reasonable concern when considering moving your IT services to the cloud, but four key questions can help you assess the risk, says Chris Pace.

Last Word: Behavioural patterns & cloud

Last Word: Behavioural patterns & cloud

Using individual user's behaviour patterns can identify both the individual and Bot activity to thwart RATs says Uri Rivner

Israeli cyber-security firm acquired by Microsoft

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Israeli cloud cyber-security start-up, Adallom, has been acquired by Microsoft.

ICYMI: Big data leaking; Salesforce vulnerability; suppressed car hack; sound authentication and critical IE fix

ICYMI: Big data leaking; Salesforce vulnerability; suppressed car hack; sound authentication and critical IE fix

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In this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Big data leaking; Salesforce vulnerability patched; suppressed car hack; ambient sound authentication and critical IE fix.

Cross-site scripting vulnerability uncovered in Salesforce cloud

Cross-site scripting vulnerability uncovered in Salesforce cloud

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Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability within a Salesforce subdomain now patched

Supply chain and breach response troubles haunt UK CISOs

Supply chain and breach response troubles haunt UK CISOs

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UK Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are winning some battles and losing others when it comes to improving their firm's information security practices, according to a new report.

Cloud storage—the security risks and distrust toward computing

Cloud storage—the security risks and distrust toward computing

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Surveys reveal the security risks of cloud storage and computing. Professionals cannot determine types of data.

Response to Freak flaw slammed

Response to Freak flaw slammed

The response of Microsoft and cloud companies to the Freak vulnerability has been far too slow say commentators.

ICYMI: Lizard Squad arrest, yearly predictions and new iCloud flaw

ICYMI: Lizard Squad arrest, yearly predictions and new iCloud flaw

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This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the five most popular articles on SC, including news on Lizard Squad and old security predictions.

Gmail service possibly restored in China following four-day outage

China-based Gmail users reported issues accessing their accounts via third-party email services, but service may have since been restored.

Police, digital forensics and the case against encryption

Police, digital forensics and the case against encryption

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The Metropolitan Police has become the latest law enforcement agency to complain that encryption makes it difficult to catch and prosecute criminals.

Should flexible working result in flexible security?

Should flexible working result in flexible security?

Flexible working can bring security pitfalls, according to Imation's Nick Banks.

Millions affected by Dropbox breach - but is it a scam?

Millions affected by Dropbox breach - but is it a scam?

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An anonymous group of hackers claims to have compromised seven million Dropbox accounts, although there is early speculation that this could be a Bitcoin scam or duplicate data coming from an earlier breach.

Microsoft says NSA spying hit trust in the cloud

Microsoft says NSA spying hit trust in the cloud

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A senior Microsoft spokesman says that government surveillance has damaged trust in the cloud and in the company itself, pushing the latter to focus more on data privacy and security.

Most European businesses don't trust cloud services

Recent research suggests European business are very concerned about the security and transparency of cloud services, which they blame for increased data breaches.

'Celebgate' hackers plotted more thefts via Android Flappy Bird clone

'Celebgate' hackers plotted more thefts via Android Flappy Bird clone

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Researcher finds more attempts to steal private photos, while Symantec spots a botnet campaign to steal Apple account data.

 Apple's iCloud hacked, nude celeb photos posted

Apple's iCloud hacked, nude celeb photos posted

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Questions have been raised about the security of Apple's iCloud service, after a hacker posted nude pictures of celebrities to the 4Chan forum, claiming they were obtained after a hack of the iCloud system.

G-Cloud - Using SMEs without hurting government security

G-Cloud - Using SMEs without hurting government security

Moves to increase SME participation in government IT tendering drew criticism, but Peter Groucutt explains how G-Cloud has helped reduce security concerns as one of the objections

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