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By Melvin Greer Managing Director, Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation Without question, the rise in cyberleaks, nation-state cyber terrorism and the beach of consumer data across multiple industry domains has led to a heightened awareness of the enterprise and personal responsibilities associated with cybersecurity. The consumerization of IT and the adoption of cloud, mobile and social media by enterprise organizations is opening a new threat landscape and new threat vectors. Everyone is affected and everyone is talking about it, from senior executives to teenagers. In its SecureWorks “The Next Generation of Cybercrime” executive brief, Dell cites a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, which found that “the average cost of a data breach was $7.2 million in 2010.” The rate of cybercrime and the impact of cyberbreaches have exponentially accelerated si... (more)

Invest in IT Security Culture Change By @Kevin_Jackson | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Fear Hackers? First Invest in an IT Security Culture Change With all the news these days about cyberterrorism and hacking the cloud may seem like the last place you would want to put your precious information. Pew Research has even suggested that cyber-attacks are likely to increase. Some 61% of over 1600 security expert respondents to a recent survey said "yes" that a major attack causing widespread harm would occur by 2025,according to the Pew Research study. The cold hard fact, however, is that fear of the cyberterrorist and hackers, while definitely valid, is mostly misplaced.... (more)

Convergence: Catalyst to Transform Scientific Research | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

by Melvin Greer, Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation A new transformative research approach is gaining global attention and adoption. The scientific opportunities enabled by convergence-the coming together of insights and approaches from originally distinct fields-will make fundamental contributions in our drive to provide creative solutions to the most difficult problems facing us as a society. This convergence provides power to think beyond usual paradigms and to approach issues informed by many perspectives instead of few. Two entities converge when advances and tim... (more)

What Are You Waiting For? The #Cloud Era Is Here! By @Kevin_Jackson

The revolutionary business aspects of cloud excite me every day, but the business diversity is even more exciting. This fact really struck me after teaching my last Learning Tree Cloud Computing Introduction class in New York City. I’ve been in the regular rotation here for four months now and have taught three classes during that time. The chart below breaks out the students in these classes by industry. The heavy US Government slant can of course be attributed to my northern Virginia residency, but the Federal Government has indeed taken on cloud in a big way and the education... (more)

Security Attacks and Countermeasures by @DrSandraKJ | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

by Sandra K. Johnson Cyber security is rapidly becoming a significant issue in the C-suite as well as the population at large. The results of Dell's Global Technology Adoption Index(GTAI) [1] show that security is a top concern for most of the 2000 global small and medium businesses surveyed. The outcomes further noted that such concerns create barriers to the adoption of critical technologies that drive value and growth:  mobility, cloud and big data. In fact, many businesses are unprepared to address their potential security issues. In addition, several large data breaches have... (more)