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The Weekly Security and DevOps News Brief

A lot happened in the world of security and DevOps this week. Here are the top posts we saw:

Cyber fraudsters reap $2.3 billion through email wire-transfer scams

An article on CEO fraud by Jim Finkle in Reuters reported that businesses have lost billions of dollars to fast-growing email wire-transfer scams. The article noted that this type of fraud occurs when fraudsters impersonate company executives in emails that order staff to transfer to accounts controlled by criminals, according to the U.S. FBI.

Read the full piece here.


Hyperconverged infrastructure requires policy-based security

Network World published an article by Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst at ZK Research, on how a policy-based approach to security can meet the demands of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). According to Zeus, enterprises must look at security through the lens of the application versus the network when adopting HCI.

Read the full piece here.


Cloud Security Challenges

According to an article by Jon Oltsik in Network World, enterprises have problems provisioning security controls, monitoring cloud security status, and detecting anomalous network traffic in the cloud. The piece stated that cloud computing is very different than physical or virtual servers, which translates into a different cybersecurity model as well. These differences lead to a variety of security challenges.

Read the full piece here.


Leaks show regulators won’t approve US-EU data-share deal: report

Katie Bo Williams published a piece in The Hill on a leaked assessment of the replacement U.S.-EU Safe Harbor deal which indicated that key European regulators are likely to reject the agreement in its current form. According to the article, the Article 29 Working Party does not appear satisfied that the new deal protects EU citizens’ privacy well enough to be viable. Katie wrote that onlookers believe that the working group’s approval will hinge on whether it is satisfied by the U.S.’s assurances.

Read the full piece here.


What interesting security and DevOps news did you read out there this week? Let us know in the comments.