Every Friday here on In The Personal Cloud we’ll be presenting a roundup of links highlighting popular and rising news stories from the world of the cloud and online security. Everything from news regarding hacking and how to be secure to advancements in the field of cloud computing. Stay tuned to In The Personal Cloud each Friday to remain up to date on everything you need to know.
KnowBe4 Alerts Businesses to the Top 5 Spear-Phishing Scams Targeting Executives – According to Internet security expert, founder, and CEO of the Internet Security Awareness Training firm KnowBe4, spear-phishing scams are not only on the rise, but are specifically targeting business owners and executives. He outlines the top 5 scams and how to spot them. [PRWeb]
Malware Threat Level Hits 4-Year High – In just the first 3 months of 2012, the amount of malware circulating in cyberspace has reached a four-year high and is on pace to reach 100 million samples by year’s end. [PCWorld]
What are the most dangerous websites? – Here is a list of most dangerous categories of websites that tend to release infected code. As the article states, conventional wisdom would flip this list upside down, but it’s interesting to note that these sites tend to go after the more affluent, educated, and technologically savvy. [CBSnews]
Internet voting still faces hurdles in US – We shop online. We bank online. Yet, we still don’t vote online. Why? In short, too many variables. However, this article highlights the small steps being taken around the world to keep the possibility of voting while on your lunch break a possibility. [Turkish Press]
Interest in Cloud Computing Has Peaked – According to a recent study, many of you are no longer chomping at the bit to search for cloud computing info. In fact, it’s on the decline. This article points out this more than likely doesn’t have anything to do with the business side of it. Rather, the public’s curiosity is just waning as most if not all of the information is now out on the table. [Forbes]
The evolutionary vs revolutionary approach to cloud computing – So you’ve decided to move into the cloud. Great! But how? This article highlights two approaches your business should consider during its migration: evolutionary (building your needs from the ground up) or revolutionary (retrofitting your current needs). Both come with a 3 qualifiers to help you decide which approach is best for you. [The Guardian]
Cloud Adoption Approaching a Crucial Point – Google CIO Ben Fried thinks that we’re about to hit the cloud computing tipping point aka the standard. Pretty soon, you’ll be able to run a company anywhere wi-fi is available. [sys-con]