Until now, when people talk about cloud computing, it’s usually understood that the cloud is a metaphor for groups of remote, networked servers. Now “space computing” means it literally: physical servers operating in outer space. We can think “Cloud computing” evolution is “Cloud in the space” or simple “Space Computing”. To put servers in space have so many advantages but some clear disadvantages to solve before to put in practice. Advantages: Save energy problems, data centers use up 10% of the world’s electricity No need to freeze the servers Fast processing because the space environment A very good cost-effective to launch a server into space Disadvantages: ThereRead More →

Nowadays, and even more in the future, Internet of Things will be present (it is already now) in our personal and professional life. The more assets are “shared” (including Critical Infrastructures) in this new “environment”, the more risk we are assuming, so more effort we will need to do to improve our security. It is clear that we are “opening” many doors (too many?) to give opportunities to hackers to attack our Critical Infrastructures, environments and assets, steal or destroy our data (think about Big Data also) and maybe we can also think all it is not logical because it is an attitude with too muchRead More →

“…A computer system is no more secure than the persons responsible for its operation…” Cybersecurity, is much more than information security applied to IT assets. Serious financial damage has been caused by security breaches, but because there is no standard model for estimating the cost of an incident, the only data available is that which is made public by the organizations involved. There are a big number of different vulnerabilities in relation of the type of assets: a) Denial-of-service attack b) Backdoors c) Exploits d) Direct access attacks e) Eavesdropping f) Indirect attacks There are different type of countermeasures: 1) Security and systems design 2)Read More →

Cybersecurity, also known as “IT security” or “Computer security” is information security applied to computing devices such as servers, computers and mobile devices (as smartphones, tablets), etc., as well as computer networks such as private and public networks, including the whole Internet. Network outages, data compromised by hackers, social attacks, computer viruses and other security incidents could affect our lives in ways that range from inconvenient to life-threatening. As the number of mobile users and devices, web applications and data networks increase, so do the opportunities for exploitation. The 3 principles of Information, confidentiality, integrity and disponibility are protected by Cybersecurity. People is often the weakRead More →

The ISO 22301 Societal security – Business continuity management systems – Requirements is the standard created by leading experts on this area to provide the best framework for business continuity management in an organization. ISO 22301 is not that different from BS 25999-2 in most business continuity areas like business impact analysis, strategy or planning; the biggest changes are in the management part of the standard. Object: ISO 22301:2012 specifies requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a documented management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents when theyRead More →

There are some important changes introduced on version ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Regarding the structure of this new version: More Domains: 14 domains in version 2013 instead of 11 in version 2005. The 3 new domains are: A.10: Cryptographic technology A.12: Operational security A.15: Security for suppliers and third parties Less Controls: 114 controls in version 2013 instead 133 in version 2005 The new controls are: A.6.1.5 Information security in project management A.12.6.2 Restrictions on software installation A.14.2.1 Secure development policy A.14.2.5 Secure system engineering principles A.14.2.6 Secure development environment A.14.2.8 System security testing A.15.1.1 Information security policy for supplier relationships A.15.1.3 Information and communication technology supply chainRead More →