Day: March 12, 2015

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5 Serves Private Clouds, Can Onboard Hadoop

While it doesn’t grab as many headlines as other players, SUSE has steadily announcednew versions of its SUSE Cloud platform, which is its OpenStack distribution for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds. SUSE has especially focused on data centers where administrators want to take advantage of multiple types of computing environments, and

UK ISPs Start to Block Sites That Link to The Pirate Bay Proxies

Virgin Media and TalkTalk are among six major UK ISPs that have started to block access to websites that provide a list of Pirate Bay proxies this week. According to a report by TorrentFreak on Tuesday, blocked sites include piratebayproxy.co.uk, piratebayproxylist.com and ukbay.org. The ISPs are blocking access to these

One-Quarter of WordPress Users Would Pay “Almost Anything” to Restore Website: CodeGuard Report

More than three-quarters of WordPress users are currently not using backup plugins, according to a report by website backup service CodeGuard on Tuesday. CodeGuard surveyed 503 WordPress users last month to understand how often they backed up their websites and the tools they used to do so. CodeGuard found that 24

DreamHost Rejects More Than 80 Percent of Data Removal Requests in 2014: Report

Los Angeles-based hosting provider DreamHost rejected 57 percent of all legal requests for information in 2014, according to the company’s 2014 Transparency Report. The United States accounted for well over 85 percent of all requests, even leaving out FISA and National Security Letter (NSL) requests. The 2014 DreamHost Transparency Report,

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German Automotive Giant Volkswagen Avoids Cloud Services Amid Data Security Fears

Volkswagen Group is staying out of the cloud due to German data privacy regulations and security concerns, storing all of its company data on-prem in its headquarters located in Wolfsburg, Germany. A representative of Volkswagen spoke about its IT infrastructure at Gartner’s Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit 2015 this week

FISMA Report Card Shows Alarming Holes in Government Digital Security

The US Office of Management and Budget prepared an annual report for Congress in late February showing the progress (or lack of progress) of a number of initiatives to protect federal government information under the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA). The FISMA report card (PDF) showed that

PayPal Acquires Israeli Cybersecurity Startup CyActive

PayPal will establish a cybersecurity center in Israel, and also confirmed on Tuesday that it has acquired Israeli cybersecurity startup CyActive. CyActive technology predicts malware development to provide “future proof” security, the company says. The deal was initially reported last week by Israeli newspaper Globes. The paper reported that CyActive,