CPI

Lifeline Data Centers Chosen to Supply FedRAMP Services to $50B EIS Federal Contract

CPI Solutions provides their simplified global service from a single source versus having to coordinate multiple acquisitions with their product, ESI. It was essential that this Enterprise Telecommunication and IT Infrastructure Services (EIS) comply with the stringent NIST 800-53 r4 and NIST 800-171 r1 controls. That is why they chose the defense of Lifeline Federal …

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WannaCry Ransomware

Security Is Not Impossible. You Just Have To Work With The Right People.

WannaCry is not a problem when your software and data are hosted on NIST 800-53 (FISMA/FedRAMP) or NIST 800-171 (FARS/DFARS) certified systems. The WannaCry Ransomware cyber attack has stricken more than 300,000 computers, according to White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert. While the rate of the attacks is decelerating, the risk is in no way …

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Alex Carroll and Rich Banta from Lifeline Data Centers

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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Lifeline Data Centers

Cyber Attacks Emerge as a Top Threat Feared by Businesses

What keeps you up at night? Or sweating during the day? More than likely, you have plenty of work-related issues that keep you stressed, including profitability, efficiency, staffing, and the company’s overall viability. But it appears that there’s a larger nightmare that has emerged as the No. 1 threat business officials fear. A recent survey …

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Alex Carroll and Rich Banta: Lifeline Data Centers

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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Lifeline Data Centers

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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Alex Carroll and Rich Banta from Lifeline Data Centers

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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Lifeline Data Centers

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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