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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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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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Companies are Turning Their Focus to Innovative Technologies

As companies continue to seek out solutions using the cloud, companies are increasingly turning their attention to analytics/business intelligence — in addition to cybersecurity, according to an annual survey released by the Society for Information Management (SIM). These trends are necessarily new. However, the survey did reveal that many companies are now considering “innovation” a top …

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Many Digital Businesses Ill-Prepared to Handle Future Cybersecurity Risks

Many organizations aren’t implementing cybersecurity measures enough to protect them against future risks — a trend that could cause as many as 60 percent of them to suffer major service failures by 2020. That was among the findings in recent research conducted by the research firm Gartner. The special report points to the increasing transition …

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More Companies are Asked to Ramp up Security Against Cyber Attacks

Financial, medical and retail institutions are just among the few entities put on alert in the wake of crippling cyber attacks. Now a U.S. government agency is calling on automakers to take measures to guard against cyber attacks, especially with the emergence of new vehicles that increasingly rely on electronic and computer systems that are …

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Alliance Sets Guidelines to Address Data Security Concerns About IoT Adoption

For the past several years, the Internet of Things has been promising homes and businesses that are smarter — adapting to make our lives more convenient. However, adoption of devices and products, such as driverless cars and smart door locks, may not be accelerating as fast as anticipated — primarily because of concerns about data …

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Beware of Public Cloud Threats, Experts Warn [Infographic]

To see the public vs. private cloud infographic, scroll to the bottom of this blog post.  “The public cloud is a veritable data war zone,” writes Sophos, a tech security firm, in their latest cloud security report. For years, the debate on public vs. private cloud has rivaled that of politics, with fierce advocates on …

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Concerns About Data Center Efficiency Escalate Globally with Ban in China

With about half of China’s 1.357 billion population connected to the Internet, it’s no surprise it’s among the countries expressing grave concerns about data center efficiency. Worse yet, many data centers in that country haven’t kept pace with technology that would minimize their environmental footprint. Beijing, China, which has one of the highest pollution levels …

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Data Center Redundancy Critical to Disaster Recovery Plans

With hundreds of Delta Air Lines flights recently grounded in the wake of a power outage, companies of all sizes started taking a hard look at their own IT operations. At the top of the list? An assessment of disaster recovery plans. More than likely, the overall damage to Delta has yet to be assessed. According …

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Cyberattacks are Moving to the Cloud: Develop Your Security Plan

This should come as no surprise – With the increased popularity of the cloud, cyber attacks have followed in its wake, with Sophos reporting a 45 percent increase in cyber attacks in the cloud during 2015. It’s been a steadily alarming trend. Two years ago, Alert Logic’s Cloud Security Report noted that brute force attacks …

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