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The Weekly Security and DevOps News Brief

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

Congress Wants VTech Details on Child Data It Collects

An article published in Reuters reported that this week, U.S. lawmakers asked digital toymaker VTech Holdings Ltd. why it collects data on children, and how it secures that information, following a cyber attack that exposed records on 6.4 million youngsters in company databases.

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China Blamed for ‘Massive’ Cyber Attack on Bureau of Meteorology Computer

China is being blamed for a major cyber attack on the computers at the Bureau of Meteorology, which has compromised sensitive systems across the Federal Government, noted a piece in the ABC. Reportedly, the ABC has been told that it will cost millions of dollars to plug the security breach, as other agencies have also been affected.

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The Cloud Versus On Premise Software – What You Need to Consider for Your Business

The Next Web published an article on the cloud versus on premise software, and noted that it seems like the whole world is moving to the cloud for all IT applications. The article considers the different aspects that should be taken into account before launching into the cloud.

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China Calls Hacking of U.S. Workers’ Data a Crime, Not a State Act

China has acknowledged for the first time that the breach of the United States Office of Personnel Management’s computer systems, which the Obama administration said exposed the personal information of more than 21.5 million people, was the work of Chinese hackers, according to a post in The New York Times.

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15% Cyber Security Market Share Will Be in Cloud by 2025

Firstpost posted an article on the Global Cyber Security Market 2015-2025 report, and shared that network security, data security and identity and access security are expected to account for the top three largest shares of the industry over the forecast period with cloud security growing steadily.

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