Blog Posts Tagged with "Amazon"


The Amazon Cloud And PCI Compliance

November 07, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru

The first part of the mythology revolves around what PCI compliant services Amazon Web Services (AWS) is actually providing. According to AWS’s Attestation Of Compliance, AWS is a Hosting Provider for Web and Hardware. The AOC calls out that the following services have been assessed PCI compliant...

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The Rise of the Virtual-Plagiarist

August 13, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

Amazon is a prime feeding ground for the virtual-plagiarist given that Amazon makes a profit off everything sold, and they have no incentive to stop such practices as it would affect their profitability. Amazon takes a kid-gloves approach to plagiarism. That is all the more true for virtual-plagiarized text...

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Leap Second, Public Cloud and a Lesson in Enterprise Resiliency

July 06, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Everything in life will fail at some point - it is a smart thing to plan for and architect into your applications or services. Undoubtedly this type of strategy costs more - having multiple providers, more complex software, more data shipping and redundancy isn't cheap - but this is one lesson you must learn...

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Nonsense Abounds, and More is Coming...

July 05, 2012 Added by:Jack Daniel

You cannot “stop attacks”, you can only alter the consequences of the attacks. You can stop attacks from succeeding sometimes, and minimize the impact on your organization, but the attacks will come no matter what. Further, the idea that “attacks” only fall into two categories, zero-day and patchable, is more nonsense...

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Google as a Cyber Weapon: New Attack Method Discovered

April 30, 2012 Added by:Plagiarist Paganini

The lesson learned is that it is possible to use Google as a cyber weapon to lauch a powerful "Denial of Money" attack against other platforms. In reality, the service in this case hasn't been interrupted, but the attack has made it extremely expensive to run...

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69dafe8b58066478aea48f3d0f384820 Hack: 24 Million Customer Records Breached

January 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

A source has provided Infosec Island with a copy of a message they received while logging in to their account regarding a "security update". The message advises customers to change their password, but makes no mention of the massive data loss event...

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The Cloud of Clouds: Amazon Web Services

November 22, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Security is paramount. Amazon states: “In order to provide end-to-end security and end-to-end privacy, AWS builds services in accordance with security best practices, provides appropriate security features in those services, and documents how to use those features..."

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Microsoft and Amazon Outages – The Need for More Redundancy

August 23, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

I’ll not delve into the issues around failover – clearly the lightning strike was a catastrophic event that overcame the protection that both providers have against upstream events. But imagine an uber-catastrophic event that knocked out the entire Dublin Amazon data center...

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Rolling Out the Cloud In Australasia

August 03, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

It’s a direct allusion to Government's and corporate’s concerns around location of data – taking advantage of a short term point of difference makes sense for a small provider like that has only a limited window of opportunity to grow before larger and better funded competitors come to market...

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WAN Optimization and Catalysts for Cloud Deployment

May 20, 2011 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

Amazon needs to spend time with IT professionals and put in place the right processes, hence, minimizing the risks. They also have to put in place new data centers and improve redundancy for risk management. Risks have to be covered...

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Does ISO 27001 Mean That Information is 100% Secure?

May 10, 2011 Added by:Dejan Kosutic

ISO 27001 certification guarantees that the company complies with the standard and with its own security rules; it guarantees that the company has taken all the relevant security risks into account and that it has undertaken a comprehensive approach to resolve major risks...

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The Amazon Outage is OK? Well, Kind Of...

May 02, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

Cloud vendors are quick to point out how reliable their data centers are with redundant communication channels, power supply structures and the like. Any application running on the clouds needs to consider the same issues – it is unrealistic to rely completely on one single data center...

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Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Data Privacy Violations

March 14, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Privacy-related lawsuits are on the rise, and this time is the target. On March 2, 2011, two named plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that Amazon circumvents browser privacy settings to collect users’ personal information without permission and shares the information with third parties...

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E-Readers May Be Tracking More Than You Know

December 17, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The devices may also be transmitting information such as the speed at which a user reads material, which pages were accessed, and more importantly where the user was at the time they read the material via geo-location capabilities...

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Amazon's WikiLeaks Ban Breeds Cloud Insecurity

December 15, 2010 Added by:Headlines

They played into the biggest fear that cloud critics have, and that’s the general sense of unease when your content is in another company’s control. If Amazon decides you aren’t playing by the rules, you could be in the penalty box and your business severely compromised...

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Operation Payback Launches DDoS Attack on Amazon

December 09, 2010 Added by:Headlines

According to a Tweet alleged to be from Operation Payback, the pro-WikiLeaks group has launched a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) on in retaliation for Amazon canceling hosting services for WikiLeaks last week...

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