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Why we're sponsoring SecurityBsides during DefCon

WiKID Systems is proud to be a corporate sponsor of BSidesLasVegas this year during DefCon.  I thought I would lay out why we think this is great opportunity:

The Conflicting Incentives at the heart of the Twitter breach

Techcrunch has a detailed post on how Hacker Croll broke into Twitter.  Read the whole article. Here is a summary of the attack:

Securing Google Apps for Your Domain

I think there are two markets for Google Apps for your domain.  One is in education where you want to get the management of student accounts off your shoulders.  The other is real companies that like the web, use the web and want to cloud-source their infrastructure.  Twitter is clearly one of the latter and they recently realized the risks they were taking in doing so

A cautionary tale

Recently,  A Small Orange, a web-hosting company was attacked and their server taken down.  I hadn't heard of them, despite the fact that they are based in Atlanta.  Here are the details of the attack:  http://forums.asmallorange.com/index.php?showtopic=12908.

Virtualization and Two-factor Authentication

There's been lots of discussion about cloud risks recently and how to improve cloud security. I want to point out that two-factor authentication will be a key piece of securing the cloud. From improving the security of the tunnel:  

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