Dipto Chakravarty

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Admit it, you have a Facebook account. Whether you are an occasional user sharing family photos or a full-blown "friending" addict, it is nearly impossible not to use it. You probably have also seen several warnings from friends not to use an application that burned them or to ignore a recent posting that may lure you into installing a malicious widget. Facebook's success and its large vibrant population has become a large target for malicious actors. Facebook's applications have become a breeding ground for malware. Facebook's privacy policies have become the stuff of scrutiny from governments around the world, sometimes exacerbated by their own management's policy flip flops. Given all that, we come to praise Facebook, sort of, not bury them. What most of the security and privacy experts who interact with Facebook will tell you is that they care, and are trying to... (more)

Cloud Quandary: Which Cloud Is Right for My Enterprise?

Cloud computing has raised the eyebrows of many enterprises today. If you have begun to delve beneath the surface of this new computing model, you have certainly discovered that there are many "clouds" to consider, and it is not one single cloud that will be part of your future. One of the hottest trends we are seeing right now among enterprises is the shift to private clouds. What is a private cloud, and how does it fit in your future? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers a definition of clouds that is useful to consider. In their taxonomy, four differ... (more)