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.
Why You Might Need to Rethink Your Internet Security — Now – When starting a brand new company from scratch, there are a lot of things to consider in those early days. What should the name of the company be? What should the logo look like? How many people do I need to hire? And before you know it, you’ve been living without certain things for so long that they might not even seem all that important. However, not only does careful attention need to be paid to all your technology, but to how you protect it as well. Here are 4 ways to help keep you safe from day one. [Entrepreneur.com]
Yahoo Security Breach Compromises 450,000 Accounts: Yours Could Be Next – Lesson number one: if it’s on the Internet, it’s at risk, but fortunately for all of us, that’s not the end of the story. In addition to the usual self policing due diligence of using smarter passwords and recognizing when something seems a little bit too good to be true, we all need to understand that for most companies, even well known ones, we can’t always assume they’ve taken every precaution to protect our data. [PolicyMic]
Why training users to be security-aware is a waste of time – Despite employee training programs that include everything from Internet security best practices to hacking and scam detection, employees still seem to fall victim more often than not to a tried a true classic – the phishing scam. [FierceCIO]
Only 50% of Macs have internet security or antivirus software installed – It used to be a pretty steadfast fact that hacking Apple computers was a waste of time due to the market share. Then, Steve Jobs changed everything. It seems like Apple computers are everywhere and hackers have taken notice. A recent hack infected nearly 700,000 Macs that would have otherwise been protected had they had some sort of Internet security or antivirus software installed. [PCR]
Cloud Computing, Advanced Persistent Threats and BYOD Are Biggest IT Security and E-Discovery Issues for 2012 Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference Attendees – The 2012 Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference hosted its 12th annual conference earlier this year and revealed the findings of a BYOD survey. Of those surveyed who responded, nearly 78% of the participants employers allowed their employees to bring their own devices. With results this high, IT departments can no longer afford to ignore the issue. [MarketWatch.com]