Hyperguarding your Web Applications

Weekly Industry Round-up, Week of 3/8

Posted by hyperguard on March 12, 2010

Threat Post…
Hijacked Brands Grew in 2009 Phishing Attacks
The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) released its Q4, 2009 Phishing Activity Trends Report, revealing that eCrime syndicates are expanding the base of brands they exploit for online fraud far beyond major financial institutions and online merchants. The number of hijacked brands reached a record 356 in October, up nearly 4.4 percent from the previous record of 341 in August 2009. Check out some more of the report’s findings here.

InfoWorld…
3 Cloud Computing Mistakes You Can Avoid Today
David Linthicum outlines 3 mistakes that enterprises can avoid when it comes to cloud computing. The first is not considering a public cloud. If there is processing that occurs a few days a month or on a seasonal schedule such as holiday shopping, using a public cloud might be a good fit when additional capacity is needed. The second mistake is security and governance being afterthoughts; many companies only look to them after deploying their cloud computing solution. The third mistake to avoid is not having a continuation of a business strategy, meaning companies should be thinking about what would happen if your provider went down, shut down, or shut you down.

eSecurity Planet…
Security Vendors Show Innovation at RSA
Diana Kelley and Ed Moley highlight RSA announcements from some innovative vendors, including art of defence’s expansion into the cloud with GoGrid. They feature a number of other company’s news, focusing on small business solutions and wireless security.

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