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Many people who may only casually read my blog or peer at the timeline of my tweets may come away with the opinion that I suffer from confirmation bias when I speak about security and Cloud. That is, many conclude that I am pro Private Cloud and against Public Cloud. I find this deliciously ironic and wildly inaccurate. However, I must also take responsibility for this, as anytime one threads the needle and attempts to present a view from both sides with regard to incendiary topics without planting a polarizing stake in the ground, it gets confusing.
Amazon start selling the paperback edition of my latest book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur . APE explains how to publish a book by breaking the process down into three stages: Author explains how to write a book. Publisher explains how to produce both ebooks and printed books. Entrepreneur explains how to market and sell your book with an emphasis on social media .
Operating-system access control technology has undergone a remarkable transformation over the last fifteen years as appliance, embedded, and mobile device vendors transitioned from dedicated “embedded operating systems” to general-purpose ones — often based on open-source UNIX and Linux variants. Device vendors look to upstream operating system authors to provide the critical low-level software foundations for their products: network stacks, UI frameworks, application frameworks, etc. Increasingly, those expectations include security functionality — initially, features to prevent device bricking, but also to constrain potentially malicious code from third-party applications, which engages features from digital signatures to access control and sandboxing.
1 in 6 Amazon Web Services Users Can’t Read By Rich Rapid7 reported this week on finding a ton of sensitive information in Amazon S3. They scanned public buckets (Amazon S3 containers) by enumerating names, and concluded that 1 in 6 had sensitive information in them. People cried, “Amazon should do something about this!!”