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Procedures could be key to reducing data center downtime

Anyone in the data center industry has heard the statistics about the heavy costs of data center downtime, with some estimates putting the rate at an average of $7,900 per minute. But where does the fault lie? And how do you minimize your risks? While you must contend with cyberattacks, human error also is an …

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Experts identify areas that increase risks for cyber attacks

If you’re like most companies, you’re probably neglecting two areas that could protect you against a damaging cyber attack — risk profile and authentication systems. That’s what experts reported during the “Privacy. Security. Risk. 2015” event in Las Vegas this month. The lack of strong authentication systems is prevalent in the industry, opening companies to …

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Cyber Security Best Practices for the Small Business (Part 2 of 2)

One of the greatest threats to the vitality of a small business could be the failure to realize that it is susceptible to sophisticated cyber attacks that could paralyze it – just as they have with much bigger organizations and agencies. Maybe they’re not making the headlines as Sony and Target have, but small businesses …

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Cyber Security needs to become your company’s top priority

It’s increasingly apparent that even the most sophisticated network systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks, leading the U.S. government to recently step up it efforts to guard against the growing threats with a contract worth about $1 billion. In one of the most recent high-profile cyber attacks, the fingerprints of more than 5.6 million people, …

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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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Can Your IT Staff Handle a Major Security Breach?

In 2014, businesses learned about a security vulnerability that could jeopardize their internal documents and their customers’ personal and financial information. The Heartbleed bug was unique, in that it wasn’t a virus that inflicted a single, obvious attack that could be easily identified. Instead, it leaked security keys, passwords, content, historical data – all kinds …

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Many ‘Things’ May Compromise Data Security

The “Internet of Things” or “IoT” … what is it, and what does it mean to your company? Simply put, the IoT describes what happens when you set off an alarm leaving a store, because a cashier forgot to deactivate the security tag on your item. The tag sends a signal to a receiver, which …

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Telecom Issues Spur Regulations

Technology seems to be evolving more rapidly than the law, with regulators scrambling to draft rules only after a dispute or question arises. Lawmakers and courts encounter new issues that didn’t exist decades ago … for example, whether social media evidence is admissible in a court case. When technology grows to the point that it …

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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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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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