Labor Department focuses on security aspects of cloud

Wednesday - 6/9/2010, 5:15pm EDT

Whitney Vickrey, Director of Risk Management Solutions, Morgan-Franklin

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  • Cloud computing and cybersecurity. It is almost impossible to talk about one without talking about the other these days. Many agencies are looking at moving financial systems to the cloud, but those systems could pose additional security concerns. The Labor Department -- and the contractor, GCE -- are working on the security aspects of the cloud. MorganFranklin was awarded a contract in 2007 and continues to work with the Department to provide professional accounting services to support the CFO. Whitney Vickrey is the Director of Risk Management Solutions at MorganFranklin and tells us more. (Read more about cloud computing in the federal space at the Fed Cloud Blog.)

  • There is a patch in the works to fix a critical vulnerability for Adobe's Flash player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat products. Adobe says it plans to release a security update for Flash Player 10 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux by tomorrow. And the company expects a patch for Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX by June 29. The patch will also fix a number of other vulnerabilities.

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