The recent PRISM Data snooping controversies have heightened almost every
companies awareness of the potential vulnerabilities of data stored
off-premise in the Cloud. Many Cloud Storage companies talk about encrypting
data ‘at rest' but the real issue is that the storage companies control the
encryption rather than the company whose data is stored controlling the
Ask yourself these questions?
Are you comfortable not controlling your own file encryption? Do you have
sensitive data you wish to store in the cloud that you do not want to have
your file sharing vendor have access to? Do you have data that absolutely
must have controlled encryption from a legislative view point? Do ypu trust
your vendor not to provide a ‘back door' to the NSA?
So what can you do to protect your data ?
Consider desktop encryptors such as TrueCrypt and BoxCryptor. Click here
The Year in Review
It has been some year in the world of Cloud and Cloud Storage in particular.
We witnessed the demise of Nirvanix, as well as the revelations of Edward
Snowdon outlining the surveillance of the PRISM surveillance program and
the alleged collusion with major US Service providers.
Amidst all of this the behemoth that is Amazon continued to move forwards
apace and continuing to add new services and reduce pricing.
There has been space in the market for new vendors such as Dump Truck, which
launched almost exactly 1 year ago, and Copy, both of which predominantly
Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Opera Releases Development Platform
Opera purports to enable true web applications to be developed that have
access to the phone's functionality through the Opera Platform DOM interface
(provided by the Application Player) and can communicate with servers using
XMLHttpRequest. The Opera Platform SDK is currently available for Symbian
OS phones with S60, and is free.
See here for more details.
Opera Mini Midlet Web Browser updated to V1.1
Get the MIDP2 jar here or the JAD link here
For a version specific to a phone go here
Instead of requiring the pho... (more)
I did a combined honours degree in Computer Science and History and have
always retained an interest in history, particulalry British, American, and
religious history which was what I studied. After all, to try and
understand the present, one has to fully understand the past. I believe
this applies across all disciplines. For example, if one looks at the
current Middle East situation and the Iraq conflict, to truly try to get a
handle on it (and I would not even dare to say “understand”) one has to
go back to Gertrude Bell (Al-Khatun) for she drew the lines which are still
Straight-Through Processing (STP) is a term associated with workflow and
business process management technologies. STP is the automation of a process
flow, from invocation to execution. STP allows the seamless and accurate
transactional exchange of information electronically. It can involve many
different information stores and parties within the process flow, and it
reduces the need for human intervention.
STP is often associated with the financial services and securities industry,
as this is where its use has been prevalent, due to a change in legislation
(Rule 15c6-1) by the ... (more)