December 23, 2012

SANS Netwars Tests Cybersecurity Pros Against Peers
The competition is both educational and fun, said Jorge Orchilles, manager of the infrastructure vulnerability assessment team at Citi Global Security Operations. Orchilles participated in the competition last week and finished in third place in a NetWars competition in 2011.

The CloudTimes Year in Review – And 2013 Cloud Predictions
The question now should focus on what will happen to the data that we store on public clouds by 2013. There are a lot of moves that are supposed to protect our data but we all know that technology is moving faster than legislation. Let’s take a look the possibilities on how public clouds, such as social media, will use our data.

The Leadership Brand: How to Discover Your Personal Brand Persona
To help you discover your brand persona, Todd Nielsen lists twelve of the most common archetypes into which leaders fit and included examples from the 2011 TIME 100 list of leaders. These types vary based on personality, style of leadership and a number of other things.

Does disaster risk management pay?
A new study, published last week in the journal Risk Analysis, provides a new methodology based on Cost-Benefit analysis to assess the economic efficiency of disaster risk reduction efforts in disaster hot spots in developing and emerging economies. Faced with fiscal austerity, many national and international policymakers have increasingly become interested in the economic case for disaster risk management.

BYOD, Enterprise Mobility and Beyond – What to expect in 2013
Interestingly enough for Trend Micro – the company that has made the “Journey to the Cloud” its corporate mantra – Raimund’s top two predictions are not related to the cloud but rather to the inevitable impact of consumer mobile platforms on corporate IT – a topic particularly relevant to the Consumerization blog and to the Enterprise Mobility professionals among us

2013 Will Be Dominated By Mobile, Cloud Developments: IDC
"The IT industry as a whole is moving toward the mobile/social/cloud/Big Data world of the 3rd Platform much more quickly than many realise: from 2013 through 2020, these technologies will drive around 90 percent of all the growth in the IT market," said Frank Gens, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst at IDC. "Companies that are not putting 80 percent or more of their competitive energy into this new market will be trapped in the legacy portion of the market, growing even slower than global GDP."

European Privacy Watchdogs Examine Microsoft's Services Policies
Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that it had received a letter from the Article 29 Working Party that it would proceed with a probe. On October 26, the computer giant was notified of a preliminary investigation. The Article 29 Working Party (A29 WP) is made up of the data regulators from all European Union member states as well as the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).

After first-round success, Microsoft accelerator lines up its new start-ups
“Over 300 companies, consisting of 1,000 entrepreneurs, applied to enter the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, but we could only accept 13,” said Weisfeld. Based on the results of the first group, which began its four-month participation in the first accelerator group last March, the chosen few have a busy — and enriching — future to look forward to, with the new program running from December through March.

Engine Yard Continues Trend of Local Fabric for Public Clouds
Last month, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider Engine Yard released a “cloud in a box” that developers can use to test their applications locally before publishing to the public cloud. Multiple cloud providers have now embraced this deployment model as a way to accelerate development while making it easier to try a particular cloud before committing to it.

9 Triumphant Open Source Projects of 2012
The platform namely open source has undergone a profound revolution in recent years as this unique software project has staged itself to be so ample and apt mainly because of its support to challenge the characteristics of similar software from other private vendors like Microsoft. And now with the year 2013 around the corner, let’s take a look at some of the most successful open source projects of the year 2012.

Quote for the day:

"Never be afraid to try, remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic." -- Anonymous

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