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4 Ways to Increase the Security of Wearable Devices

January 21, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

iStock_000077380897_Small As the Apple Watch and other Smart Watches gain momentum, we’ve seen increasing adoption in the business world. These wearable devices have done a lot for the productivity of employees. But a concern that must be raised is what security gaps exist in these devices? Hackers are always looking for ways to infiltrate company networks and data, and wearables are just one more opportunity for them to find a hole or weakness. Without a doubt, because of their access into e-mail, there are certain precautions that must be taken to ensure that company information cannot be compromised. Here are a few ways to increase the security of wearable devices.[read more]

Flash Vulnerabilities & Exploits: An Information Security Primer

January 12, 2016 by Thu Pham

Adobe Flash Player is used to create and play animations, video games, advertisements and mobile apps - it’s considered a software necessity by many users and is used daily. But to criminal and malicious hackers, it’s also easy to exploit, due to many known vulnerabilities in old Flash versions.[read more]

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Could Cloud Based Systems Save the World?

December 14, 2015 by Josh Rose

Big data needs big resources. Big resources have big costs - and not just financially. As technologies improve and the Earth spins faster we find ourselves using and needing more resources for the ever growing amounts of data that have now become ingrained into the everyday functioning of our lives.[read more]

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How to Overcome BYOD Security Challenges

December 9, 2015 by Ryan Kidman

Bring your own device is one of the fantastic ways businesses can cut costs at no real impact to their employees. However, there are challenges, specifically ones related to security. We’ve compiled a list of them and also how to overcome the most common and harmful ones.[read more]

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Control Business Costs with Workforce Analytics

November 16, 2015 by Sarah Smith

When something goes wrong in a company, the availability of analytics data should motivate employers to resolve quickly worker claims and take steps to address problems identified or predicted by their software.[read more]

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Working With Your IT Department to Improve Corporate Efficiency

November 13, 2015 by David Schwartz

For a while now, companies have been re-evaluating their commitment to onsite IT because there are other options available that can help them make their business teams more cost effective. Here are 5 ways that IT departments are helping companies improved corporate efficiency.[read more]

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Securing Your Data by Protecting It Against Spam

September 30, 2015 by Ryan Kidman
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Interestingly, most site owners out there do not actually think about security. That is a really bad thing because of the fact that websites are constantly being attacked by hackers. Every single website owner out there needs to think about security. Right after you create a blog you have to know what has to be done. Remember that even low profile sites can be attacked thousands of times per minute. You need to be protected at all times.[read more]

The USA Is Building the World's Fastest Supercomputer

September 30, 2015 by Xander Schofield

The United States president, Barack Obama, wants a new supercomputer for the United States and signed an executive order for that purpose. The initiative is known as the NSCI (National Strategic Computing Initiative) with the goal of ending up with an exaflop supercomputer, which means a machine that is around thirty times faster than the current one.[read more]

Best Practice Cloud Security: Is Your Cloud Secure Inside and Out?

September 10, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

Cloud security is such a burning issue because data is the gold and the oil of any modern organization. Enterprises large and small need to think about how they can prevent hackers from compromising their Cloud services. Yet not all attacks occur from outside of an organization.[read more]

eCommerce Security: How to Control User Access to Your Environment

September 4, 2015 by Simon Mitchell
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Retail Fraud Magazine recently cited Sage Pay’s 2015 Payments Landscape Report, which claims that SMEs are losing £18bn every year to fraudulent transactions. “According to a study by Sage Pay, more than a third (35%) of businesses have experienced fraudulent activity in the past year, with each losing an average of £3,450”.[read more]

Migrate from Proprietary Software to Linux to Create Cost Savings

August 28, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

Amongst the top IT trends of the moment is the development of Linux Containers. Financial and technical investors, Linuxsoftware programmers and customers believe that Linux Containers will transform the way organisations manage their Linux environments from deployment to maintenance.[read more]

6 Steps to Data Disaster Recovery [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 28, 2015 by Aaron Aders

More than 70 percent of companies are not currently confident in their ability to restore data in the case of an outage. This new guide from Expedient outlines 6 Steps to Disaster Recovery Preparedness. With planning and testing, IT leaders can prepare for a disaster before it strikes.[read more]

Big Data Security: Why It’s a Problem and What We Can Do About It

August 26, 2015 by Tiffany Rowe
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This is unequivocally the era of big data — but it is not necessarily the era of big data security. The terrifyingly massive breaches of major corporate databanks, including Home Depot, Target, Niemen Marcus, and most recently Ashley Madison, reveals that most big data collectors are not doing nearly enough to protect their precious information from prying eyes. Without serious changes in security protocols across the board — from consumers to producers to vendors — big data will only increase in its appeal as a target for malicious hackers.[read more]

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Rent-A-Botnet Free Cloud-Based Servers May Encourage Cyber Warfare

August 11, 2015 by David Schwartz

As the Internet has become an integral part of our economic and personal lives, hackers have found new ways to exploit the technologies that promote and support it. Google, Heroku, Cloud Foundry, Cloud Bees and other hosting providers make it possible to host applications with nothing more than an email address. This scenario gives hackers the option to auto-generate thousands of email addresses, and create free accounts for these services. The servers can then be used for a number of cyber attacks.[read more]

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As the Internet of Things Mobilizes, Safeguarding the Cloud Is Our Prerogative

August 6, 2015 by Daniel Matthews

Where we drive with big data now will determine our destination on the Internet of Things superhighway. Securing data on the cloud is imperative--here is a rundown on doing just that.[read more]