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.
Digital storm on the horizon – “The public Internet will be abandoned by the public for any serious communications or transactions, and it will be left for games, gambling, pornography and other such uses…” This article posits that if we don’t end up coming together to form a singular solution to well known cyber vulnerabilities, we could see the rich hiding behind expensive, corporate walls while the poor continue moving forward as is in a digital version of the wild, wild west. [The Sydney Morning Herald]
Why You Should Talk to Kids About Cyberbullying [Infographic] – Here’s a very telling infographic that highlights a variety of reasons why you should add speaking to your child about cyberbullying to your back-to-school to do list. [Mashable]
10 Security Reasons to Bring Outsourced Services Back Home – We’ve all made the call to customer service that gets answered by someone we can’t quite understand. Well, due to a list of common Internet security reasons compiled here, not only will outsourcing phone calls be coming back home, but a number of other services might as well. [Internet Evolution]
RSA finds phishing led to $658m in worldwide loses – By now we should all be familiar with the term phishing. However, if you’re just joining us, here’s a quick refresher. Phishing can be defined as any false pretense a hacker might use to persuade you into volunteering information they need to gain further access to your more critical and sensitive accounts. Well, it turns out that the RSA did some research and concluded that nearly $658m dollars worldwide was lost in just the first 6 months of 2012. [SC Magazine]
The Future of Cloud Computing And Cloud Storage – This article takes a pragmatic look into the future of cloud computing. Even though the people might be ready for cloud computing’s rapid evolution and adoption, the infrastructure needed to bring it all together might not be ready to match it. [Cloud Tweaks]
Cloud Computing Basics For Beginners And Non-Experts – Here’s a quick rundown for beginners and non-experts alike on what exactly cloud computing is and how it came to be for those still trying to wrap their heads around the technology and exponential rise in popularity. [Cloud Tweaks]