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Multi-Factor Authentication Isn't Stopping Criminals

According to ThreatPost, cybercriminals are able to bypass multi-factor authentication to attack cloud services across the U.S. 

The Feds are warning that cybercriminals are bypassing multi-factor authentication (MFA) and successfully attacking cloud services at various U.S. organizations.

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The Cloud in Your Car

With 5G and other technology becoming more available cars may soon bring the cloud into cars, reports Axios.

The notion of the car as a "computer on wheels" is moving past the realm of hype and closer to reality, which will transform the driving experience and improve road safety, too.

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Misconfigurations Open Pathways for Thieves

According to Security Intelligence, misconfigurations are often the gateway thieves need to get into your data. 

Working in the cloud has many advantages. But to handle your information safely, you should know how to defend against the common problem of misconfigurations leaving cloud data open to thieves.

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Defense Department Loses Control of Cloud

The Defense department’s cloud computing will be taken over by the Defense Information Systems Agency, reports FCW.

The Defense Information Systems Agency is taking over the department's cloud office by the end of January, the agency's director said.

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PPP for the Cloud?

Businesses have relied on the cloud to keep their employees working via the cloud, now it may be possible for them to use PPP funds to pay for it, reports CIO Dive. 

As businesses upped cloud reliance to support remote work last year, IT departments reassessed budget allocations. For small businesses, a PPP loan could help clean up and streamline software infrastructure.

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Municipalities are Moving to Cloud

Mid-sized cities and counties have been slow to migrate to the cloud, but after this spring’s pandemic push for remote work, more are making it a priority, reports Gov Tech.

Compared to the nation’s largest metro areas, mid-size cities and counties have been slower to adopt cloud. That’s changing now.

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The Cloud to Host Observatory Data

The Rubin Observatory will have its data hosted by Google’s cloud, reports Space.com. 

The new Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile has announced a three-year agreement with Google to host data from astronomy observations in the cloud.

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Quantum Computing in the Cloud

The cost and complexity of quantum computing is driving a trend to use the cloud for quantum research, reports Information Week.

As cloud providers search for new markets, many are turning their attention to quantum computing, a science that's long been touted as the ultimate disruptive technology, but which is currently limited to a handful of select niches, such as academic research, cryptography, and blockchain.

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Locating the Cloud on the Sea Floor

According to CNet, Microsoft is experimenting with having the cloud on the seafloor. It finished up a two year experiment with underwater data centers.

Microsoft has wrapped up a two-year experiment testing the sustainability of underwater data centers. And the results suggest our data could lie under the sea in the not too distant future.

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Cloud Gaming is Over Hyped

According to Tech Crunch, the most over hyped cloud related item of 2020 is cloud-gaming platforms.

It was an unprecedented year for [insert anything under the sun], and while plenty of tech verticals saw shifts that warped business models and shifted user habits, the gaming industry experienced plenty of new ideas in 2020.

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