Compliance and Security

NIST and CMMC Compliance for DoD

NIST 800-171 and CMMC Compliance NIST and CMMC Compliance for DoD Lifeline Data Centers is your “Easy Button” in solving NIST 800-171 and CMMC compliance issues  for the federal government. Do not be intimidated and do not feel like it will cost more than the federal contracts are worth. Your company can inherit our controls …

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NIST 800-171

The NIST 800-171 Standard and its Evolution

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the official measure institute for the United States. It is a non-regulatory government agency that belongs to the Department of Commerce. NIST is responsible for creating measurement standards to improve efficiency in data centers. The NIST has recently released Special Publication 800-171 which covers the security …

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Trends that will Impact the Data Center Industry Within Next 5 Years

Climate change is among the trends projected to impact the data center industry within the next 5 years, according to forecasts by researchers. And the growing acceptance of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices will continue to shape the future of data centers. Research firm Gartner predicted that 90 percent of large data centers will …

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Understanding Data Security and Regulatory Compliance [Presentation]

Data breach events result in significant losses each year. In fact, one data breach can put you out of business. Data security and compliance must be an integral part of every company’s risk management plan, and ignorance of the rules is not an excuse. Understanding the hidden regulatory risks of a data breach can keep …

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New Tool Designed to Help Banks Evaluate Cyber Risk

On June 30, 2015, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council rolled out a new assessment tool for financial organizations, with the aim of helping them detect and defend against security risks. The Cybersecurity Assessment Tool walks users through the process of analyzing their own systems, personnel policies and technology infrastructure to determine how prepared they …

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Dual Fiber Connectivity

Dual-Fiber Connectivity: Laying the Groundwork for Business Growth

Indiana is a state known for basketball, motorsports and vast expanses of farmland. But increasingly, it’s becoming a hot spot for tech startups. According to Forbes magazine, between 2001 and 2013, the Indianapolis-Carmel area ranked ninth of all cities in the United States for tech sector growth, with a 50.4 percent increase in overall tech …

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Indianapolis IT Expert Says NYSE Computer Outage Time Could Have Been Reduced and Might Have Been Hacked

The NYSE, along with United and WSJ.com, outages were cause for concern last week, raising a variety of questions in the midst of reports of “technical issues”. The official statement reads as follows: “It was determined that the NYSE and NYSE MKT customer gateways were not loaded with the proper configuration compatible with the new …

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Top Concerns for Data Centers in 2015 and Beyond

With a rapidly changing business climate that includes data, cloud and analytics, data centers are expected to undergo numerous changes in the next few years to adapt. However, it can be difficult to predict what those changes might be. Following are some of the biggest variables that could impact data centers in the immediate future. …

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Data Center Windows

There are windows in your Data Center? Seriously?!?!?

Are there windows in the shell of the building housing your data center? Let’s give this 5 milliseconds of serious thought, shall we? First, relying strictly upon common sense, the #1 material threat to infrastructure in the Midwest is severe weather and/or tornadic activity. Large expanses of glass will likely be compromised in even an …

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Save Your Server from Summer Power Outages

Ah, summertime – sunshine, vacations and occasional devastating power outages! That’s right – blackouts are poised to steal the #1 spot from mosquitoes, on the list of top summer nuisances. And a power outage can do a lot of damage, especially when your business relies on a functional server. In January, the middle of summer …

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