Infographic: Interesting Facts about Data Center Security

Data Center
There is more than 285 million square feet of space dedicated to housing the servers of data centers worldwide. That’s as much land as about 6,000 football fields. Security for servers covering that much space is an enormous task. As companies rely more on cloud computing, businesses and government organizations are monitoring data center security to highest degree.

Data centers must have round-the-clock security guards, often using high-tech gear such as biometric scanners and proximity badges. Guards patrol and monitor the feeds from cameras that cover the interior, exterior, and even rooftop areas of the facilities. To add another layer of security, data is shared over many servers and unreadable to the human eye. Have a look at the infographic to find out more interesting behind-the-scenes facts about data centers.

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Cloud Email Security: Why your Business Needs It

Cyber Security
The digital age has opened an exciting new world for us all. At the same time it has also created a new arena for cyber criminals. Therefore security should be a primary concern for all business owners. Email can be a prime weak link when it comes to business security threats.

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Is Cloud Computing Right for Your Small Business?

Cloud Computing
Since virtualisation surfaced as a scalable, reliable and robust IT solution, it’s been marketed as the perfect answer for small to medium businesses. With the pull of increased security, improved accessibility, reduced downtime as well as reduced costs of server maintenance, businesses have been falling at the feet of marketers. But in a recent article by John Leonard on the Computing News website, half of SMEs are still steering clear of the cloud.

Why is this? With SMEs making up 90 per cent of business in the UK, it’s important to understand why virtualisation still doesn’t seem like a viable option to half of this market.

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How to Keep Small Business Safe from Security Predators

How to keep small business safe
It is said – the bigger you are, the harder you fall.

When it comes to running a business, however, the smaller you are, the more likely you are to experience prolonged suffering if punched in the metaphorical gut by nefarious criminals.

These days, security threats come in various guises, which means the safeguards you have in place should be enough to thwart offline and online dangers.

As a contemporary business owner you clearly have a lot on your plate, with burglars climbing your perimeter wall or cyber-criminals attempting to hack into your company’s data.

To avoid an uppercut to the commercial abdomen, it is important your business is protected by implementing various security measures to keep crafty criminals at arm’s length.

Don’t know how? Read on to find out.

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How Safe is Your Business from Hackers?

How safe is your computer system from hackers
Security breaches have become common occurrence in our lives. Every morning brings with it news about website attack or stolen data. At times it seems unless you leave in a cave completely isolated from the external world it is impossible to keep your computers secured from prying eyes. The media talks about large scale attacks, such as the Target security breach that occurred over Christmas, but there is a hacking attack happening every second in some part of the world. Even our own governments are snooping on their citizens as Edward Snowden proved.

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What to Look for in Security Provider for Your Business

What to look for in security provider for your business
Online security has received lot of attention lately as a result of NSA scandal and high profile hacking attempts at several large corporations. With the rise of internet and proliferation of computers in our daily lives it is imperative that businesses pay close attention to online security and protect their computer networks like a hawk. At the same time, it is also important to ensure your offline or physical security is in place to protect physical infrastructure from intruders and scammers. Failing to do so can result in theft and sabotage producing large financial loss for your business.

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Are you Aboard the Broadband Train Yet?

Are you Aboard the Broadband Train Yet
Communication technology has come a long way from the time Alexander Graham Bell made a first phone call to Watson. The rise of internet in the last 10 years has benefited communication technology by demanding an ever increasing need for speed. As a result, tasks that used to take 20 minutes to download in the early days of internet can now be accomplished in 2 seconds. Financial firms are putting more and more advanced technology to increase the speed of their trade execution even by few milliseconds. Communication companies have responded to this need by developing and deploying advanced technology.

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Information Security Breaches: Top Tips for a Swift Recovery

Information Security Breaches
Big or small, all businesses are at risk from a very wide range of information security threats. Given the recent trend of businesses being mostly reliant on the internet for communication as well as business operations, all companies are now vulnerable to hackers, viruses and a whole host of other dangers.

It’s nearly inevitable that your company will suffer from a security breach at some point, unless your security system is rigid and constantly updated and reviewed. Up to 93 percent of large businesses in the UK had at least one security breach last year, with 87 percent of small businesses suffering from one – a 76 percent increase from a year ago!

If your company sustains an attack, it is vital that you respond swiftly and confidently, in order to prevent further damage.

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Why Every Small Business Needs Data Encryption

Why Your Business Needs Data Encryption
In 2012, a faculty member at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, part of the University of Texas, discovered that his home had been robbed. A laptop lost in the robbery contained 30,000 unencrypted patient medical records including patient health information and Social Security numbers. In addition to informing those whose information had been lost, M.D. Anderson offered free credit monitoring to anyone affected by the breach. Also, under new HITECH regulations, health care organizations like M.D. Anderson could face up to $1.5 million per privacy violation.

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Warning: Your Computer is being Hacked! How to Protect

Warning your computer is being hacked
Every time you turn on your computer connected to internet you are prone to security threat from the hackers who are constantly on the prowl to get sensitive information such as customer personal data, trade secrets or bank account numbers. The news about security breaches and hacking attacks have become daily affair. At times it seems the only way to prevent such attacks is to move to a remote island without any internet connection.

As tempting as this may sound, however, the reality is you cannot live without connecting your computer to internet these days. A more realistic approach is to ensure you are taking steps to shield your computer and network from external threats.

Two primary ways by which you can ensure protection from security threats are prevention and remediation. As you can imagine prevention is always a preferred approach since by the time you have to do remediation it may already be too late. The tools that are used to assess your systems to prevent such attacks fall in 3 categories – security audits, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.

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