Think Information. Think Security.
 
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Here is an interesting article in the NYTimes -http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/f-b-i-seizes-web-servers-knocking-sites-offline passed to me by our USA CTO.  It makes you think about putting data in the cloud as when your data is “in the cloud” there is the clear and unmistakable risk that you could be sharing resources with not-so-ethical companies, who may suddenly end up under investigation.  And your data may end up being seized in the course of an investigation, without your knowledge.  Suddenly, you lose your server, you lose your data, your website goes offline without notice and without reason, bringing business to a halt.  If you are an online merchant that is of course especially damaging but for anyone putting their business in the cloud, this is reason for great concern.


 
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NO MATTER how smart your information technology workers are, somebody out there is even smarter. Which spells trouble for companies as cyber criminals develop increasingly sophisticated ways to tap into corporate secrets and syphon cash from their customers’ bank accounts.

Cyber crime is evolving into a major industry every bit as skilled and commercially focused as the companies under attack.