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As Ransomware Reigns, Few Organizations Encrypt Cloud Data, Security Study Shows

A new cloud security study shows that despite the recent surge in ransomware attacks, few organizations are encrypting their sensitive data, which is one of the most recommended best practices to mitigate such attacks.

IBM Launches Learning Site: Open Source Cloud Guide

"Our goal is to give the global developer ecosystem one place to go to see where to focus their open-source development efforts when developing for specific use cases related to multicloud development."

Using the Fault Injection Simulator to Test AWS Spot Instance Interruption

If an organization uses spot instances as a means of providing extra capacity for EC2 workloads, it must consider what will happen if a spot instance is interrupted.

Microsoft: Russian Nation-State Actor Behind SolarWinds Attack Changes Tactics

Microsoft blamed Russia for new attacks against U.S. supply chain infrastructure, saying the Russia-backed nation-state actor Nobelium has changed its tactics this time.

Cloud Data Security Experts Answer User Questions on Ransomware, More

With cloud data security all over the news these days, experts Joey D'Antoni and Allan Liska recently answered user questions about the latest trends in ransomware and other current threats, best practices for cloud data protection and more.

Execs See AI, Cloud Analytics Driving Smarter Decisions

Developing a long-term data strategy is critical for organizations to thrive in a post-pandemic world, a new report says.

A New Ransomware Threat: Compromised Identities

Cloud security specialist Ermetic published research that found compromised identities can lead to risky AWS S3 storage buckets in certain situations, resulting in ransomware vulnerabilities.

Take Five: Takeaways from KubeCon North America 2021

Tom gets to mingle with like-minded IT folks again and reports back on interesting sessions, companies, trends and more.

KubeCon 2021: What It's Like to Attend an In-Person Tech Event During the Pandemic

"It was nice to see and talk with like-minded people again."

Zero Trust-Based 'BeyondCorp Enterprise' Updates Lead Google Cloud Security Push

"We are a pioneer of Zero Trust computing and have deep experience running this model at scale."

Microsoft 365 Expert: Back Up Everything for 'Self Preservation'

20x Microsoft MVP Brien Posey explains how best practices can help save your job -- and how he was once fired for being an internal IT sabotage threat.

Will IoT Investment Soon Surpass Cloud Computing?

Satellite communications specialist Inmarsat predicts IoT investment will soon overtake digital transformation technologies like Big Data, robotics and next-gen security -- and even cloud computing itself.

Report: DevOps Goes Multi-Cloud to Enjoy 'Unique Benefits' of Multiple Providers

"Every cloud provider provides basic compute and storage services, but building a best-in-class business can be best achieved by taking advantage of best-in-class cloud computing features and not being locked into a specific vendor."

Cloud Native Security Survey: Kubernetes Defaults 'Too Open'

The problem hinders secure production deployments and will require effort and maturity to solve, according to a new post from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

Take Five: VMworld 2021 -- What You Missed (Including Tom Microwaving a Laptop)

Tom lists his top 5 and then turns presenter in a session where he puts a laptop in a microwave oven as part of an experiment to limit Wi-Fi ... and then turns it on!

Creating Security Profiles for IoT Devices

One of the big advantages to using AWS as a management platform for your IoT devices is that you can create security profiles that are able to generate alerts in response to conditions that might indicate a security issue.

Remember When Kubernetes Was Just a Container Orchestration Platform?

Now its functionality has expanded to the point it handles just about everything in our new, modern, cloud-native computing cloudscape, including stateful, data-centric workloads.

Container Stack

New Open Source Community Edition Leads Tanzu News at VMworld 2021

A new free community edition of VMware Tanzu was unveiled during this week's VMworld 2021 online event, where a slew of news emerged about the jack-of-all-trades tool.

VMworld 2021 Kicks Off with Security Blitz: Zero Trust, SASE, Ransomware Protection

VMworld 2021 kicked off with a blitz of security-related announcements including developments in the company's "journey to Zero Trust," secure access service edge (SASE) improvements, new capabilities to fight ransomware and more.

Multi-Cloud Complexities Spawn New 'VMware Cross-Cloud Services'

VMware announced Cross-Cloud services, part of its strategy to help organizations get a handle on all of the complexities that come with multi-cloud implementations.