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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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Cyber Security Best Practices for the Small Business (Part 1 of 2)

With hackers increasingly targeting businesses of all sizes and in various industries, it’s important to take stock of your cyber security practices. How does your company stack up? What are your plans if you were hit by a cyber attack? If you can’t readily come up with solid answers for those questions, you could be …

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Changes with Data Center operations can pay off

If you’re considering a change with your data center operations, chances are you’re focusing on upgrades that will help you significantly reduce the risks of IT downtime. But it’s possible that a series of changes, ranging from data center consolidations to cloud computer and shared services, can lead to more savings than you may have …

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When pursuing the best uptime, every second counts

When assessing acceptable rates of uptime, it’s important to remember that every second counts. Literally. Even a fraction of a single second counts. If you’re pursuing an increase in your uptime over previous years or periods, the goal is to go after the ideal 99.995 percent or higher uptime rate – even if, in doing …

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How to Choose the Right Place for Your Data

For IT leadership, choosing a colocation data center may create anxiety similar to what parents feel when deciding where their children will go to school. In either situation, you’re entrusting a third party with a big responsibility. And even though an organization may present itself well online or in brochures, you need to do some …

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Layered Security Features Offer Best Defense

In 1996, Tom Cruise’s character in “Mission: Impossible” pulled off a vault heist, bypassing complex security features, including a retinal scan, a voice-recognition safeguard and a motion sensor. That fictional scene illustrates how a group of clever, motivated people can crack top-notch defenses. But in real life, a stunt like that would be … well, …

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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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Breaches, Hackers and Audits: Part 1 of a 2-Part Post on Cybersecurity

At around lunchtime on July 8, 2015, trading at the New York Stock Exchange came to a halt when NYSE decision-makers recognized a “technical issue” associated with a software release. Reports since then have been vague regarding what the issue was and how it was remedied, but it seems symptomatic of problems that affect businesses …

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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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