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Managing Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Cloud computing is attracting many enterprises because of its easy deployment, cost effectiveness, and flexibility. One of the major advantages of cloud computing is its disaster recovery approach. With this system, enterprises have a cost effective disaster recovery plan in place, and do not have to worry about deployment and maintenance of IT infrastructure or […]

A United Front: Credit Unions & Congress Fight Back Against Data Theft

When it comes to enacting new protections and punishments for massive data breaches, like the sort recently suffered by Target stores, Congress and credit unions are joining forces to fight back. Data theft threatens virtually every industry, from online gambling and alternate currencies like Bitcoin, to established healthcare providers and insurance companies. So when it […]

Protecting Medical Records in a New Era of Health Insurance

Enterprises have scrambled to stay ahead of new regulations brought about by the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare. The healthcare industry, however, is the most directly impacted by the law, as healthcare providers and insurance companies must prepare for an influx of new patients and a more widely insured populace. But as the […]

Router Security In the Cloud: Enterprises Seek Data Protection for Remote Workers

For many enterprises, security has become a chief concern in the light of hacking, the spread of malware, and international cyber wars. The latest in the litany of worries over data safety comes from news of 300,000 compromised routers. While many enterprises operate on a much bigger scale than the small office and home office […]

Digital Currency Concerns: Bitcoin Security in the Cloud

For tech-savvy early adopters and enterprises seeking to stay ahead of technological innovations, Bitcoin has been presented as if it were a digital gold mine. This decentralized digital currency works through value transfers that are not yet regulated by any country, corporation, or bank. Bitcoin isn’t backed up by solid assets, so value tends to […]

Don’t Wait For Data Legislation: Get Ahead of It

    In the wake of the stunning data breach suffered by Target late last year, proactive enterprises have already started to draft and enact better security standards to protect corporate and customer data. Such data breaches irreversibly tarnish brands by establishing a bad corporate reputation and losing consumer trust that can be incredibly hard […]

Generational Risk: Millennials & Data Security

Millennials are typically seen as the go-to generation for all things tech-related. So it may come as a big surprise that recent surveys indicate that lax generational views toward data security could jeopardize the safety of your enterprise’s data. This flies in the face of the recent trend of reverse mentoring, in which younger workers […]

NSA Surveillance Taking a Toll on U.S. Cloud Computing Companies

Recently we have examined both the conveniences and concerns regarding cloud services, and the conversation is most likely far from over. National Security Agency surveillance has definitely raised concerns about privacy of user data in cloud services. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden indicate that the NSA has been collecting huge amounts of user data by […]

Cloud Computing and Denial of Service Attacks: Examining the Vulnerability of NTP Servers

Cloud services are becoming increasingly popular these days, both among the public and business enterprises. While convenient, Cloud services can be extremely vulnerable to Denial of Service attacks (DoS). As more organizations are relying on cloud computing technology for their business operations, denial of service attacks, one of the most common forms of attack on […]

Healthcare Data Security: Is Your Cloud Service Provider HIPAA compliant?

With healthcare data doubling every year, it can be extremely difficult for medical institutions to manage such a huge amount of information using traditional IT systems. This is one of the reasons why the healthcare industry is gradually moving towards the use of cloud services.  A cloud storage system allows organizations to place data on […]