Blaming cloud providers for giving in to the demands of US intelligence is a naive approach to a complex issue.
Mobile and cloud security, along with insider threats continued to dominate concerns over the past 12 months -impacted by the increased attention resulting from the Snowden revelations and concerns about back doors - but despite these concerns, this year the cloud really did become pervasive.
As the Bring Your Own Device trend continues to grow we are seeing that many people using their smartphones at work are blurring the lines between professional and personal use, which is creating an 'always-on' trend. This change in culture means that now more than ever people find themselves logging on and checking emails and working from home, or even abroad.
The government has done its bit for cyber security - now it's up to businesses to take action, and quickly.
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You can't stop change, but you can help define it. SC Magazine has been around for well over 20 years now. And, as the leading information resource for everything cyber security, we've covered it all - from 1992's 'Michelangelo' virus to 1999's 'Melissa' worm to today's APTs, hacktivist attacks, compliance mandates and more.
Shadow IT is an ever growing trend and one that can have a very real impact on a company's data and reputation, departmental spend and efficiency, and even its position as an IT leader.
The rise of mobile in the workplace shows no signs of abating. The trend is largely driven by consumers being used to using mobile devices, from tablets to smartphones, in their everyday lives.
Allen Scott, managing director of F-Secure UK & Ireland, dissects an extensive piece of global research into the cloud to discover the state of the cloud industry in the UK compared with Europe and the rest of the world.
Given the number of publicised high-profile security exploits, it is not unreasonable to expect that everyone involved in IT would be aware of the need to address security fundamentals, yet this does not seem to be the case.
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