User error is the leading cause of cloud security risks, and the U.S. has passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act! To hear more, just click play!

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A Quick Guide to the Cybersecurity Bill Passed by the U.S. Senate

Scientific American, @sciam, Larry Greenemeier, @lggreenemeier

Cloud Security Risks Largely Caused by User Error: Skyhigh Report

The WHIR, @theWHIR, Chris Burt

Continuum's Must-Read Blog Post This Week

The Top 8 Tech Costumes for MSPs Celebrating Halloween

Okay listen, before we start this list we need to include a disclaimer. We're not actually aware of ANYONE that plans to dress up in ANY of these costumes this Halloween. Still, with all of the clever costume ideas going around this year, we thought it would be fun to channel some of that creative juice into the world of tech! 

So, without further ado, we present you with the top 8 tech costumes for Halloween 2015 (in no particular order)! Read More»

What Else Is New in the IT Channel?

Now that you've seen our top picks for this week, here are some more stories that made the headlines. Have a suggestion for a story that we should cover next week? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting @FollowContinuum or @BenDBarker!

Xen fixes flaw:

         Xen Fixes Highly Critical Virtual Machine Flaw
         InfoWorld, @infoworld, Lucian Constantin, @lconstantin

Free key:

       Kaspersky Releases Free Decryption Keys for All CoinVault and Bitcryptor Ransomware Victims
       Softpedia, @Softpedia, Catilin Cimpanu, @campuscodi

Destructive damage:

         Ransomware Operation Racked up $325M in Damages, Security Firms Say
         eWeek, @eWEEKNews, Robert Lemos



Happy Halloween! I’m a zebra! Welcome to our Boston studio for this Halloween episode of IT Rewind! User Error is the leading cause of cloud security risks, and the U.S. has passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act! Hear more about these stories right now on IT Rewind!

One common misconception when it comes to the cloud is that it’s not very secure. Well, A recent report by Skyhigh Networks showed that enterprise cloud security risks are largely the result of user error. Skyhigh’s report found that almost nine out of ten businesses have faced one ore more insider threats each month. This information comes after a Gartner prediction that through 2020, 95% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault.

After more than a year of deliberation, the U.S. Senate has passed The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or the CISA. In short, the bill encourages businesses and government agencies to make available any information related to malicious hackers in order to allow these organizations to better prepare themselves for these types of attacks. The bill is controversial in nature due to the liability and privacy concerns that companies open themselves up to when they deliver data, especially customer records, to the government. Critics of the bill say that data sharing won’t have much success in preventing cyber attacks.

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