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.
Advice from a Hacker on Picking a Good Password – It seems like every week, more and more hackers are reaching out to businesses and consumers alike and telling them how to stop making things so easy for them. In this particular case, a white hat hacker divulges tips on how to keep your password protected data safe. [The Atlantic Wire]
Are Schools Prepared to Let Students BYOD? – BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to work has been on the good idea vs bad idea agenda for some time now, but what about BYOD to school? This article covers the pros and cons of allowing higher education students to bring their own devices, making sure the institution has the right infrastructure to handle it, and what to do about students unable to afford it. [Education Week]
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cyber Weapons – This thought provoking article addresses the recently formed and “unhelpfully named” Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s request for “cyberspace warfare operations.” In short, much like 20th centuries’ global race to be the first nation to develop nuclear weapons, the 21st century may see a global race to develop cyber weapons. [CIO]
Does the US understand cloud computing? – A recent survey commissioned by cloud-technology firm Citrix revealed some potentially troubling albeit comical results about the American consumer’s understanding of cloud computing. Many believed it was weather-related, or something to do with pillows, drugs, heaven, outerspace and toilet paper. [ZDNet]
The 8 Most Important Skills Needed for Cloud Computing Today – Thinking about trying your hand as an IT professional who specializes in cloud computing? Or maybe you’re an employer looking for such a person? Either way, check out Forbes’s article that reveals the 8 most essential skills a cloud computing professional should have. [Forbes]
Cloud Computing in Science Fiction – What Is Real? – Whenever science fiction tends to predict the future, it tends to fall into one of two categories: It can either come off as “magic” or something so fantastical, that there’s no way it can come to pass. Or it can be so eerily close to our reality that it actually inspires real science to take notice. This offbeat article highlights how a handful of authors predicted cloud computing as we know it almost 30 years ago. [Tekgoblin]