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Cloud Computing No Longer Scares Companies

  
  
  
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Cloud computing is no longer as scary to companies as it once was.  According to a recent tech article by Forbes, cloud will soon be accepted as the delivery platform for applications and services.  The growing embrace of cloud-focused solutions is leading to cloud being considered the normal way to implement software solutions.

SDN Offers Security Assessments and Managed Gateway Services

  
  
  
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With all of the decisions business owners and managers are faced with on a daily basis, the time and energy required to ensure network security is usually toward the bottom of the priority list. It only becomes a major concern after it’s too late and important data has been comprised.

Mobile Devices Cited as a Major Cause of Patient Data Breaches

  
  
  


A recent survey of health care organizations shows that the percentage experiencing a patient data breach is up. What seems to be causing this increase? According to the report:  the increased usage of mobile devices.

Six Trends to Watch for in Malware

  
  
  


Whether protecting your PC at home or defending your company’s functionality as the head of the IT department, the following will help protect the health of your computer system in 2012.

Data Breach Costs Drop But Number of Malicious Attacks Increases

  
  
  


The seventh annual US Cost of a Data Breach report, conducted by Ponemon Institute and Symantec Research, shows that the cost of individual data breaches is actually decreasing. And, not just by a small amount. The average cost of a breach dropped a whopping 24% from $7.2 million in 2010 to $5.5 million in 2011. This is the first time that researchers have ever seen a decline.

Data Protection for Small Businesses

  
  
  
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Did you know that the average data breach costs a company $7.2 million, or $214 per breached record? Are you doing everything you can to protect your customer data (the information you use to ship your products, serve your customers, get new customers or file taxes)? Read more in this article about following these steps to help protect your data...

Sioux Falls Tops List of Data Center-Friendly Cities

  
  
  


A recent study by Boyd Cos, a data security consulting company, showed that cities like Sioux Falls and Omaha are prime locations for future high-security data centers. The lower costs of operation, available and qualified workers, fiber-optic capacity, insulation from natural disasters and other factors puts Sioux Falls as the number 1 candidate for new data centers.

Plugging Security Holes in Your Remote Workforce

  
  
  

It’s no surprise to anyone that a greater number of people are working remotely these days. But is it good for your company’s data? As more mobile devices come on to your company’s network and more of your employees connect to the network from remote locations, is your network equipped to securely meet the demands of that offsite work force? We wouldn't want Bob from Accounting to cause a major security breach because he logged on to a coffee shop's wireless network.

The Most Common and Dangerous Passwords

  
  
  
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Think your password is watertight? It may be time for a change. Find out which passwords are considered the most common and dangerous thanks to this infographic from TNW.com.

Microsoft Breach Highlights Potential Security Threats to Cloud Computing

  
  
  

Last week, Microsoft informed all of its cloud-based Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) customers of a limited breach in its security. A configuration error temporarily allowed unauthorized access to customers' offline address books. Only a small number of illegal downloads occurred and Microsoft is working directly with those affected to remedy the situation. This error brings to light the need for companies using cloud computing to implement robust security policies and strategies. Click here to view a list of the top seven (7) security risks - and what to do about them - from the Cloud Security Alliance.

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