Month: July 2011

How Does One Get Started In The Cloud Security Research?

Barring the virtualization layer that exists on the Cloud platform, cloud infrastructure deployments use the same basic networking and security equipment that would otherwise be used in traditional setups. The vantage point being offered for cloud users is the ability to pay-for-what-they-use vs the maximum performance specs for the physical server they could have purchased. …

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Why should you migrate to cloud hosted infrastructure? Or why not?

In addition to big sign that says – Save Money! (could not have hammered the point better in my opinion), here are a couple of reasons why we moved from a very highly invested server farm to cloud servers. Firstly, we had the option of using www.Rightscale.com to manage our cloud infrastructure – the management of it all …

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With Borders Bookstore closing, what does this mean for the rest of the publishing industry?

At one time, record stores and CDs were plentiful and everywhere. You could not possibly fathom that they would go out of business so fast (actually the CD had a shorter lifespan than the vinyl record). The basic goal of the modern day MP3 player is still the same, for you to listen to music. …

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What’s the best way to get started learning about computer security?

Here is a question I answered on Quora. First of all commitment. Learning anything well enough requires time, patience, dedication. Make sure you have all three. The best learning often is by listening. As Kurt Wismer suggested, find a good community and get a start from there on. A reputed source is www.Sans.org – [Look under the Resources tab]. …

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