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The use of public cloud computing services- broadly defined as contracting with another company for the provision of computing resources (networks, storage, applications, and services), offers many potential benefits for businesses, among them economies of scale, lower capital costs, and improved accessibility.
It is Spring again, and the national pastime is in full swing. This year Spring also brought knowledge of the Heartbleed Bug – another threat to the security of information stored and transmitted online. And just as baseball is a fixture of the American landscape, so too unfortunately are data breaches and other information security threats.
On December 11, 2013, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), issued its final supervisory guidance entitled “Social Media: Consumer Compliance Risk Management Guidance” (Guidance).
Last month, Edith Ramirez, Chairperson of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), gave a speech (for full text of same click here) about “big data” and the risks that companies face when they fail to protect consumer privacy. The takeaway: Any company that collects or stores personally identifiable non-public information is at risk.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued its latest version of “Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations”1 (the “Guidelines”).
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) launched an evaluation of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) on Monday, October 15, 2007, allowing Internet users to type 11 new languages in the part of the Web address that comes after the dot—top level domains (TLDs).