New Year’s Resolution: Back Up Your Data

Two years ago I wrote about backing up your personal data using cloud services, and specifically using Amazon’s Glacier service. I’m writing this post a couple of weeks after New Year’s Day, a time of year to think about getting into better habits. Let’s take another look at this. Some simple commands that you learn […]
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Meet LibreSSL

The SSL/TLS protocol suite is critical for Internet security. Unfortunately, it’s one of those things that’s nice in theory but messy in practice. Good news — a very promising project is bringing help! We commonly say that we use SSL to secure Internet activity. However, that statement taken literally is very out of date! We […]
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The Connection Between Software Design and Software Security

Wired reported in early June of this year that there has been a bug in the popular OpenSSL for over a decade that could allow bad guys to eavesdrop on connections, including VPN connections. According to the article, the bug is mostly found in Android phones and VPN software. I hope my Android phone is […]
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What’s The Story of the OpenSSL Hack?

As we discuss in Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course, the cloud is based on open-source technology. And, if you are developing your own solutions, as you do in PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) cloud settings, you should use carefully tested and trusted open-source components. The OpenSSL project provides […]
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My New Year’s Resolution: Use Cloud Backup

It’s the time of year to think about those plans for making the next year better — lose weight, quit smoking, learn some new skill. Here’s what I’m urging people to do: take advantage of very inexpensive and easy-to-use cloud storage services and make backup copies of your precious personal data. Digital photographs and movies, […]
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