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FedRAMP: A challenging path to operational excellence for cloud providers

“The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.”—FedRamp website That sounds positive, but getting approved for the FedRAMP certification is far tougher than most cloud providers anticipated. In fact, few organizations are truly …

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Why Edge Computing is Gaining Popularity Along with IoT

As the internet of things (IoT) gains in popularity, so does edge computing — with futurists projecting that they will grow in tandem. An alternative to cloud computing, edge computing has been identified as a way to process and store data closer to end users. But first, what is edge computing? With edge computing, IT …

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New Data Center Efficiency Standard Updated to Reflect Industry

Data center managers welcomed news that the ASHRAE, which sets requirements for energy-efficient building designs, has released updates to its data center efficiency standard, recognizing that they are different than other buildings. Since 1975, the data center industry has been measured by the “Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings” or ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1. …

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Data Center Uptime Projected to be No. 1 Priority in 2020

Anyone in the data center industry understands the importance of uptime. Recent statistics show that it costs us, on average, $7,900 each minute that we experience a data center outage — an essential reason to minimize the incidents that cause downtime. While there’s already pressure for IT professionals and data center managers to maintain a …

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Experts Warn Companies to Start Preparing for Rare Cyber Attacks

With the incidences of cyber attacks escalating for business and institutions of all sizes, IT and security experts are busy enough setting up barriers against what have become garden variety-type cyber attacks — including denial-of-service attacks, malware and phishing. But rare cyberattacks, which are currently under the radar for most companies, are worth analyzing because …

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Cyber Attacks on Satellites Could Lead to Unexpected Catastrophe

With all the measures IT professionals and security experts are taking to fight cyber attacks, they are unprepared for the type that could lead to a widespread catastrophe, an international think tank said in a recent report. Satellites are vulnerable to cyber attacks, said Chatham House, which could lead to extensive outages for the businesses, …

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Protect Your Company’s Bottom Line with a Cyber Attack Response Plan

As many companies have already discovered, it’s only a matter time before you’re hit with a cyber attack of some sort. The question is how will you respond. A strategic plan could make the difference between your company quickly recovering — or faced with the possibility of losing millions of dollars. According to the latest …

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Employees Among Weakest Links When it Comes to Cyber Security

Data center experts have known for some time that employees have been among the top concerns when it comes to vulnerabilities to cyberattacks. However, a recent report revealed that the problem may be more extensive than previously suspected. According to QinetiQ, companies are vulnerable to many cyberattacks because they don’t have an understanding of how …

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Secure your Data Center’s Physical Facility with These Best Practices

Protecting your data center requires attention to detail at numerous levels. While your IT team is likely enhancing security against the type of cyber attacks that have been grabbing headlines, it’s important to examine your physical location for security gaps. Take a look at the following best practices for building up security at your data …

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Study Reveals Hackers Increasingly Use Encryption to Hide Criminal Activity

Chances are your company, like many others, is using encryption to ensure the privacy of your data. However, as it turns out, cyber criminals have become adept at covering up breaches using the same technology, according to a study that was recently released. In fact, encryption has been used to disguise the malware in nearly …

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