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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 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 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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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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Check Your Networking System to Minimize Risks and Avoid Hacks

If your team is behind schedule on updating the company’s networking system, consider it among the norm. According to a recent study, about 60 percent of the organizations are still operating with end-of-support networking devices – products that no longer are being produced and lack manufacturer support. Assessing these types of equipment details may 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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Outsourcing for IT talent: Getting the best of the best

When it comes to hiring an experienced IT professional, as you probably already know, you’ve got a challenge on your hands. Demand for IT talent is steadily increasing, with tech meccas like the Silicon Valley able to entice prospective employees with higher six-figure salaries and better perks. According to Scot Melland, CEO of Dice, the …

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Survey reveals plans to increase spending on data center facilities

With demands steadily increasing for enterprise data centers, it’s no surprise that nearly 90 percent of data center operators throughout North America and Europe are planning to expand their budgets for their facilities in the near future, according to a recent survey. And, contrary to some predictions, they’re not solely relying on the cloud to …

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Lessons Learned from a Jeep’s Hacked Computer

Two security researchers recently proved that automobile manufacturers may need to beef-up security for vehicles with dashboard computers. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek were able to manipulate a Jeep’s dash computer and remotely disable its brakes, take control of its steering wheel and shut off the engine while journalist Andy Greenberg was driving it. The …

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Sloppy Policies Create Security Threats

When business leaders think about information technology security, they often focus on protecting themselves from hackers and viruses. But sometimes, the greatest threat to IT security is internal. Lax security policies may allow workers unrestricted access to sensitive information. And without proper security controls, employees may retain access to systems and accounts, even after they …

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