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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Data Centers: It’s All About Location

Has the location for your data center facility been properly vetted?  There are many considerations, and they have evolved considerably since many existing data centers were constructed and put into production. Basic Data Center Location Requirements First, from TIA-924-A-2012 (these are very basic requirements; they must be satisfied before any discussion of Tier 3 or …

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10 Key Ingredients of an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan

Floods, tornadoes, severe storms, earthquakes and hail were among the natural disasters hitting the United States in 2016. Some regions of the country, of course, are better than others when it comes to the damaging effects of Mother Nature. But companies globally have to deal with the increasing threats caused by cyber attacks. No one …

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Public vs. Private Cloud: Why the public cloud is a real threat to security

The debate on public versus private cloud is a fierce one with advocates on both sides. Security experts, however, consistently fall in the pro-private camp. As a compliance and security expert, I have to agree. First, let’s be clear on the definitions. The public cloud is available to the public—in a free or pay-per-use capacity—and …

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5 Features to Look for in a Top-Performing Colocation Center

As is the case with many company IT departments, your team is likely exploring colocation centers as an alternative to expanding your onsite data center solutions. It’s a significant move — one that requires research to determine the best fit. Colocation facilities can clearly address the need to quickly expand capacity at a reduced cost. …

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Why Data Centers Will Need to Beef up Cybersecurity in 2017

If we learned anything in 2016, it was this: The need to beef up cybersecurity — no matter the size or type of industry — is paramount in 2017. It has been a painful lesson learned as institutions and businesses — from Yahoo! to the Democratic National Committee and federal agencies — were added to …

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American Companies Vulnerable to Cyberattacks Traced to Human Error

According to a recent study, businesses operating in North America are more likely to be vulnerable to cyberattacks than their counterparts globally. And, even more disturbing, a significant number of those data breaches can be traced to problems related to human error, according to Kaspersky Lab. The study revealed that 44 percent of companies in …

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Avoid These Common Pitfalls When Choosing Vendors for Data Center Needs

In the IT/tech industry, or any other industry for that matter, it’s easy to search for the trends and successes that are catapulting companies to success. However, it’s a good idea to look at what isn’t working. That’s why InformationWeek included a question about the mistakes 100 IT leaders made in an extensive survey. More …

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Data Center Security Market is Projected to Grow Amid IoT Attacks

As if the data center industry needed another reminder of vulnerabilities facing companies, a widespread cyber attack recently impacted millions of personal devices connected to the internet, including routers and security cameras. According to a representative for Dyn, which was the primary target, the incident was unprecedented. “What we discovered was that it was a …

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EPS Magazine Cover Story: More Than Just Another Data Center

As a leader in electrical components, Mitsubishi’s Electrical Products & Solutions (EPS) Magazine is the ultimate purchasing guide for electrical contractors. The magazine does a great job of providing valuable, relevant and timely information that can be used to make educated purchase decisions regarding anything electrical. In the November 2016 issue of EPS Magazine, we were …

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