Why Cloud Computing Hasn’t Taken Off in the EU

March 22, 2013

Cloud computing has been very slow to catch in the EU, not because they didn't know about it or didn't have the resources to make use of it, but because most Europeans are considerably more paranoid about the security of their data. Read more…

By Richard Turkel, BMC

Cloud Browser Hack Exposed

December 3, 2012

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Oregon show how hackers can anonymously hijack computing power from cloud-based Web browsers. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing

August 13, 2012

HPC and grid/cloud expert Wolfgang Gentzsch conducts an interview with Paolo Balboni, scientific director of the European Privacy Association and founding partner at ICT Legal Consulting in Milan. Dr. Balboni will be featured speaker at ISC Cloud in Mannheim, Germany, Sept. 26-27, 2012, where he will be discussing the legal aspects of cloud computing. Read more…

By Wolfgang Gentzsch

Video Feature: The Cloud’s Criminal Element

May 17, 2011

This week we sat down with cybercrime and cloud security expert Dr. Nir Kshetri to discuss key challenges for users and providers of cloud computing services. Kshetri provides some background on crimes delivered across networks, both economic and technological, and discusses some key legal and policy changes that could shape remote resources to come. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

NSA Invests Big in HPC, Cloud Security

April 22, 2011

The National Security Agency (NSA) has released unclassified documents detailing a new supercomputing facility and a cybersecurity initiative focused on cloud security and mobility. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Glimpses of the Brave New World for Cloud Security

February 22, 2011

Yanpei Chen and Randy H. Katz, both from UC Berkeley, discuss the range of threats to cloud security from multiple perspectives--academia, industry, government and the "black hat" community, arguing that history teaches us that developing security architectures early in the process can pay off greatly as systems evolve and accrue more disparate security requirements. The challenge is to achieve some measure of adequate and affordable security without undermining the economic advantages of cloud computing. Read more…

By Yanpei Chen and Dr. Randy H. Katz

Security in Cloud Computing Not So Different from Security in Telco

January 4, 2011

During a recent “Cloud Computing in Telecom” SCOPE workshop, presenters and attendees expressed considerable interest in cloud security. Presenter Rao Vasireddy of Alcatel-Lucent, who advocated using “secure by design” principles to secure the cloud, talked to Leslie Gurth from SCOPE about his presentation. Read more…

By Leslie Guth for SCOPE Alliance

European Union Funds Cloud Security Initiative

November 23, 2010

The European Union has announced that it will be funding a three-year project to examine a wide range of technical and policy-driven initiatives focused on securing clouds. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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