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We warned you!

Ipswitch has been cautioning companies about the dangers of private/confidential information being sent through Google (and other hosted and person-to-person services), both from a security and a responsibility perspective. Last week’s GMail hack further drives home the point that organizations must proactively manage and have visibility into what information is […]

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Google versus China – Is your company at risk?

Google revealed yesterday a targeted phishing attack from China against hundreds of GMail users, including government officials and military personnel.  The FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and the White House National Security Council are all participating in an investigation of the cyber attack. My hope is that this breach will […]

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Cloud platform vendors limit their responsibility

Take a quick read of Google’s Terms of Service or Amazon EC2’s SLA Exclusions and you’ll see examples of how cloud platform vendors limit their governance and control responsibility. So what happens when you put your business in the cloud and then the cloud goes down?  Just ask Foursquare, Hootsuite, […]

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The Web is Dead and You’re Wanted for Questioning

Did you kill the web? Let’s check your alibi. Think of how you spent your morning. Normally, I’d share my morning with you here, what websites I’ve visited and what apps I’ve used, but my boss reads my blog posts, and if she knew how much time I spent on […]

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On Safari and Bagged Your Personal Data

“Right at the moment a Safari user visits a website, even if they’ve never been there before or entered any personal information, a malicious website can uncover their first name, last name, work place, city, state, and email address.” Jeremiah Grossman, founder and CTO of WhiteHat Security Here’s another new […]

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It’s Time for Self-Examination: Laying Out the Future of WS_FTP

With all the news around the Apple iPad, I was determined that I would not buy one until the second generation became available. With the second generation, prices will undoubtedly come down and I’ll get more functionality than what’s available in the first generation. I learned my lesson with the […]

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Wyoming Bank Sues Google, Is Gmail To Blame?

A small Wyoming bank made national headlines when it filed a lawsuit against Google after an employee inadvertently sent sensitive customer data to the wrong user’s Gmail account. This incident reaffirms that a company doesn’t need to be the target of a massive plot by hackers to suffer a costly and damaging data breach.

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