Sunday, July 31, 2011

Unlimited Online Storage Defined – Black Hat USA 2011

Unlimited Online Storage Defined

The pitch - *UNLIMITED storage. The asterisk - *Subject to fair use policy. The details - "In the event you chose an unlimited storage option for the bbb Paid Services, your usage of the Services if in excess of 500GB may at bbb’s sole discretion be subject to additional usage fees, as referenced in f) above and in this paragraph". Unlimited, and fair use, appears to be 500GB. As a reference point, 500GB is the hard drive size of a number of laptops. Online storage service providers such as, dropbox, carbonite, livkive, mozy, and sugarsync must be pleased that that has been cleared up. Note, each vendor has their own plans with various storage amounts. Next week – infinite and pi brought to closure.

Black Hat USA 2011

The Black Hat conference runs in Las Vegas August 1 through 4 at Caesars Palace. Potential blogs may be published during the event. Over 5000 attendees will hear a number of speakers. There are nine training tracks. Over 80 vendors will be part of the tradeshow. Sponsors include internet security providers Norman, Symantec, McAfee, and GFI. Qualys is the diamond sponsor. There may be some IPO (initial public offering) candidates in there.

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