Risks

There are business risks involved in moving to the cloud – will it cost more in the long run? Will this off-the-shelf system provide me the flexibility I may need for future projects? Will clients be unhappy with their information being held off-site? Legal issues should also be considered – what will it cost if they sue for losses or breaches? If I have to prove I followed regulations, can my cloud company provide a proper audit trail?

Proper risk assessment should be carried out for every aspect of the business that you may want to move to the cloud. What about service outages? Will I be first on the fix list? What are the disaster recover plans?

Spotify denies it was hacked after user data surfaces online

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26 Apr, 2016
Adam Shepherd

Hundreds of Spotify customers' login credentials appear on Pastebin

Mexico data breach exposes personal info of 87 million voters

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25 Apr, 2016
Adam Shepherd

The database was hosted on AWS without password protection

Exclusive: 123-reg suffered serious security lapse while deleting 67 servers

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21 Apr, 2016
Jane McCallion

Customers could see each other's accounts as faulty script erased their data

Microsoft: global regulation needed in data privacy battle

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15 Apr, 2016
Aaron Lee

Cloud experts also cast doubt over WhatsApp’s lauded ‘end-to-end encryption’

Blizzard's Battle.net taken offline by hackers

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15 Apr, 2016
Jane McCallion

Lizard Squad takes massive cloud gaming platform offline

Citrix continues shift towards security with Secure Browser

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24 Mar, 2016
Jane McCallion

Cloud-based browser will increase security and decrease management time, company claims

iCloud hack: could phishing scheme have been behind nude celebrity photo leak?

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16 Mar, 2016
Jane McCallion

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to accessing hundreds of accounts

The business must lead cloud migrations, says SAP

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9 Feb, 2016
Aaron Lee

Cloud transformation isn't an IT problem, claims ERP firm

Gov offers HR workers free cyber security training

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8 Feb, 2016
Aaron Lee

E-learning course wants to help HR staff protect employee data

Mozilla patches 12 Firefox flaws

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28 Jan, 2016
Aaron Lee

Browser version 44 fixes three critical vulnerabilities

Microsoft customers still can’t access Office 365 emails

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27 Jan, 2016
Joe Curtis

Faulty Redmond update continues to cause email woe nine days later

Cloud firm plans to leave UK if Snooper's Charter is passed

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25 Jan, 2016
Jane McCallion

Demands to weaken encryption 'will drive $15 billion worth of business out of the UK'

This tool will root out dangerous apps on staff's mobile devices

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21 Jan, 2016
Clare Hopping

Civica and Snow Software team up to create software asset management tool

Sony apologises for PSN outage with PlayStation Plus extension

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18 Jan, 2016
Aaron Lee

Plus subscribers offered a singer-day free with voucher code

VMware issues slew of security patches to fix major flaw

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8 Jan, 2016
Jane McCallion

Serious vulnerability found in Workstation, Player, Fusion and ESXi

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The Pirate Bay’s original domain suspended ‘because of missed email’

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8 Dec, 2015
Joe Curtis

Torrent site’s first address will be unavailable until co-founder confirms contact details

Brexit from EU could cost UK businesses £1.6 million each

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3 Dec, 2015
Rene Millman

VMware warns that firms are unprepared for possible exit and EU data protection laws

Cloud Industry Forum and Bloor help you navigate your cloud route

News
19 Oct, 2015
Joe Curtis

The partnership aims to help business users migrate to the cloud in a risk-free way

Spotify wanted access to your private Twitter messages

News
16 Oct, 2015
Alan Lu

The streaming music giant makes another privacy gaffe

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EU court rules “Safe Harbour” agreement is invalid

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6 Oct, 2015
Rene Millman

US companies hit by judgement, fears over data movement