Cloud computing does not always prove to be an ecological choice. New research compiled by the WSP Environment & Energy and the Natural Resource Defense Council shows that cloud is not always as efficient for IT solutions for SMEs. http://cloudtimes.org/2012/10/28/how-green-is-cloud-computing-new-study/
The Internet revolution might have revolutionized how we live and communicate, but it’s also had a rather more insidious effect on our environment. Strange as it might sound, our rush to buy new laptops and phones – while chucking our old ones into the trash – has led to a new eco disaster in the making. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-lesser-known-facts-about-e-waste-recycling-2012-10#ixzz2AtdG7hBc
The latest updates to the federal tally of major health information breaches confirm that the loss and theft of unencrypted devices continue to plague the industry. Eight of the 10 incidents added to the tally in the past month involved lost or stolen unencrypted computing devices, including six laptop thefts. Since federal regulators began tracking major breaches in September 2009, about 54 percent of incidents have stemmed from lost or stolen unencrypted devices or storage media. http://www.govinfosecurity.com/stolen-devices-persistent-problem-a-5133
The average insurance cost per data breach incident increased sharply from $2.4 million in 2010 to $3.7 million in 2011, according to a new NetDiligence study released Tuesday.