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Cloud Security, Service Models

US government blames 2023 Exchange breach on ‘preventable’ security failures by Microsoft

April 3, 2024

Via: CSO Online

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a critical assessment of Microsoft’s security protocols in the wake of the summer 2023 Exchange Online breach, concluding that security failures within Microsoft created the conditions that allowed Chinese state-backed hacking […]

Cloud Security

How Biden’s Cloud Security Executive Order Stacks Up to Industry Expectations

August 20, 2021


While we’re seeing the effects of larger, more expensive cyberattacks, those effects also ripple out into government policy. The growth of cloud security needs and products reflects the wider world in two major ways: the rise of remote work and […]

Cloud Security, Service Models

Fujitsu SaaS Hack Sends Govt. of Japan Scrambling

May 27, 2021

Via: Threat Post

Threat actors have stolen files from several official government agencies of Japan by hacking into Fujitsu’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform and gaining access to its systems. The Japan-based tech giant temporarily disabled ProjectWEB enterprise after learning of the attack, which is […]

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Cloud Attacks Are Bypassing MFA, Feds Warn

January 14, 2021

Via: Threat Post

The Feds are warning that cybercriminals are bypassing multi-factor authentication (MFA) and successfully attacking cloud services at various U.S. organizations. According to an alert issued Wednesday by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), there have been “several recent successful […]

Cloud Clients

VMware Sells Its Government Cloud Business to QTS

October 6, 2016

Via: Talkin' Cloud

VMware has agreed to sell its government cloud business to QTS Realty Trust, one of the biggest data center service providers in the US. The deal comes about a month after VMware, now majority-owned by Dell, announced a major shift […]

Global Cloud

Cloud washing goes beyond the Oracle lawsuit

June 7, 2016

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

“Cloud washing” is back. It’s the practice of inflating financial results for a company’s cloud business, usually by redefining existing services and products to fit the cloud umbrella. The SEC accused IBM of cloud washing its financial results several years […]

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Microsoft to DOJ: The Cloud Isn’t an Automatic Fourth Amendment Exemption

April 18, 2016

Via: Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft has filed suit against the DOJ, stating that the federal government is routinely violating the Fourth Amendment rights of its customers by preventing the company from notifying users of government requests for their data. It’s a case that could […]