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Think about all of the critical data and IT systems that are moving into the cloud these days. Consumer credit reporting, enterprise CRM and sales force automation, customer support systems, banking and stock trading, foreign exchange, DNS management, email security… the list goes on and on, and it is only going to accelerate. Imagine if any one of the above services that you or your company uses were accessed by a hacker or competitor. Greg Conti, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the US Military Academy in West Point, gave a talk at Defcon last week about the dangers of cloud computing. “The information we are all giving to online companies is massive and dangerous and [security's] going to get worse before it gets better.” This has spurred renewed debate in the security industry about strong authentication on the Internet as more and more critical serv... (more)