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on Thursday, 11 October 2012
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At Berlin Web Studio we take security seriously and for good reason.  As the recent report by IBM and this new one from Hewlett Packard show, attacks on websites and through websites are on the increase.  HP has unveiled new research indicating that the cost and frequency of cybercrime have both continued to rise for the third straight year. According to the third annual study of U.S. companies, the occurrence of cyber attacks has more than doubled over a three-year period, while the financial impact has increased by nearly 40 percent.(1) Conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by HP, the 2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study found that the average annualized cost of cybercrime incurred by a benchmark sample of U.S. organizations was $8.9 million. This represents a 6 percent increase over the average cost reported in 2011, and a 38 percent increase over 2010. The 2012 study also revealed a...
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on Thursday, 20 September 2012
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With 85% of companies now using private and public cloud for storage and applications, cloud security is not something that anyone can afford to ignore.  The problem with cloud computing is that when you go onto the cloud, you lose a lot of control over how your data is kept secure.   If you are not careful about choosing your cloud provider and don't ask the right questions, you can put your company at risk from data loss, malicious attacks, legal risks and compliance issues.  The main dangers of cloud computing can be summed up into four categories: 1.       Data Security 2.       Legal risks 3.       Insider Attacks 4.       Cloud Provider Risks Data Security If the cloud isn't kept secure your data can be leaked, or accessed by unauthorised persons.  This could be accidental, when your data is housed in the same virtual server or by a hacker or by weak security...
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