Monthly Archives: January 2014

Meet CyberTrails CIO Adam Rusak

Have you ever wondered what makes the best manager? C-level executive? Employee? Check out this in-depth profile compiled on our CIO, Adam Rusak. After a long third-party questionnaire and analysis, this profile gives a great picture of Mr. Rusak and what he brings to CyberTrails. Some skills simply cannot be learned in a classroom, they… Read more »

Data Security Is an Art, Not Just a Science

Far too often, the mandate for data security is simply to “secure it,” and people often think of data security as a set of clear choices. This is in contrast to privacy, which is understood as a set of muddy policy issues. But data security is, in fact, quite muddy itself.

Microsoft Joins Open Compute Project

Microsoft is contributing a specification it uses for the cloud servers that run services like Windows Azure, Bing and Office 365. What disruption will this cause and is it an industry game changer? http://www.crn.com/news/data-center/240165744/microsoft-open-sources-cloud-server-designs.htm?cid=nl_alert&elqTrack=true

Google lays $2.7M on the line for Pwnium hacking contest

Google yesterday said it would again host its Pwnium hacking contest at a Canadian security conference in March, putting $2.7 million at stake to draw out researchers who can hack its browser-based operating system, Chrome OS. Dubbed Pwnium 4, the challenge will again pit researchers against Chrome OS, but this year will let them choose… Read more »

Microsoft ditches SkyDrive for OneDrive

The sky isn’t falling, but Microsoft’s SkyDrive name is. Nothing else changes about the cloud-based storage service, Microsoft says, just the branding. http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57617836-75/microsoft-ditches-skydrive-for-onedrive-after-bskyb-dispute//

Google, Samsung strike patent cross-licensing deal

Google and Samsung on Sunday unveiled a broad, long-term cross-licensing deal that will cover their existing patents as well as those filed over the next 10 years. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57617807-94/google-samsung-strike-patent-cross-licensing-deal/

Gmail Went Down And Everyone Panicked

It’s not just you. Gmail went down, and everyone flipped out. At around 2 p.m. EST, Google’s email service became largely inaccessible, as confirmed by the website Down For Everyone Or Just Me. Gmail Down!