More than half of organizations using cloud storage services like AWS S3 have inadvertently exposed one or more service to the public, according to new research released by cloud security company RedLock.
Worse, the number with exposed public cloud storage increased by 13 percent from 40 percent to 53 percent even as Amazon was specifically warning users to not misconfigure bucket Access Control Lists (ACLs).
The Cloud Security Trends report from RedLock’s Cloud Security Intelligence (CSI) team shows that 81 percent of organizations are not managing host vulnerabilities in the public cloud.
Call them careless or reckless, this kind of behavior makes it unsurprising that the RedLock CSI research showed 48 percent of PCI checks in public cloud environments fail.
“In our second Cloud Security Trends report, the RedLock CSI team found that organizations are still falling behind in effectively protecting their public cloud computing environments,” Gaurav Kumar, CTO of RedLock and head of the CSI team said. “As we’ve witnessed by recent incidents at organizations such as Viacom, OneLogin, Deep Root Analytics and Time Warner Cable, the threats are real and cybercriminals are actively targeting information left unsecured in the public cloud. It’s imperative for every organization to develop an effective and holistic strategy now to protect their public cloud computing environment.”
The researchers found potentially compromised administrative user accounts at 38


After lengthy posturing and speculation, the first complaint was filed this week under the FCC’s new net neutrality rules, by Commercial Network Services (CNS) against Time Warner Cable.

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Many are waking up to no Internet service this morning as Time Warner Cable suffered a major Internet outage early today. During routine network maintenance at 4:30 a.m., an undisclosed issue with their Internet backbone disrupted the entirety of Time Warner Cable’s network, including Internet and on-demand services.

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US telecom Comcast has agreed to buy competitor Time Warner Cable in a deal that would give the combined company vast control over the nation’s cable lines used for TV and – perhaps more importantly – broadband internet access.


(The Hosting News) – A number of companies are vying to acquire popular video-streaming service Hulu and now, you can include private equity firms KKR along with Silver Lake to a list that includes the possible likes of Yahoo!, Time Warner Cable and DirecTV.

The two firms made what were described as “separate bids,” a report from Bloomberg signaled Friday.

While the bidding price remains unknown, the two previously got together to buy top domain registrar Go Daddy in July of 2011.

Hulu is currently owned by several companies including Walt Disney Co., Comcast and News Corp.

A buy by Yahoo! would also be interesting – considering the company’s fresh off a $1.1 billion acquisition of blogging service Tumblr.

KKR & Silver Lake Join Battle for Hulu


November 16, 2012 — IT services company Time Warner Cable announced on Friday it has opened a new $82 million data center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company’s other national data center is located in Centennial, Colorado.

Keep on reading: Time Warner Cable Opens $82M Data Center, Houses NaviSite Cloud Node


(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Web hosting provider NaviSite announced on Tuesday that it has launched a set of enhancements to its AppCenter cloud management portal, designed to provide customers with increased security, visibility and control for their enterprise applications.

Acquired earlier this year by Time Warner Cable, NaviSite is a service provider in the traditional managed hosting mould, with some specialized offerings around “enterprise-class hosting,” cloud hosting, application services and other managed services.

According to Tuesday’s announcement, the enhancements to AppCenter are tied to some of the functions the company considers “integral to a successful enterprise cloud deployment,” and brings new flexibility to their management. NaviSite says it works closely with customers to address those requirements.


(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Media and telecommunications giant Time Warner Cable ( announced on Monday it will invest more than $101 million dollars to construct two new data centers in North Carolina over the next three years.

The announcement arrives just months after the company entered the data center services market by acquiring cloud and Web hosting provider NaviSite for $230 million.

The new data centers will support TWC’s green initiative, with both buildings seeking LEED certification.


(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Web hosting provider NaviSite ( announced on Monday it has launched its first European cloud node, located in Woking, UK.

The move comes just a couple of months after cable television giant Time Warner Cable completed its acquisition of NaviSite.

The new UK cloud infrastructure will provide European enterprises access to NaviSite’s managed cloud services.


(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Cable television giant Time Warner Cable ( announced on Friday it has completed its acquisition of cloud and Web hosting provider NaviSite ( following its initial acquisition plans in February.

The acquisition is worth $230 million and is the company’s first forray into the data center services business, adding high-end managed hosting and a variety of cloud services, including cloud storage to its portfolio of services.

NaviSite will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Cable.

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