Category Archives: Facts About the Cloud

Venom Vulnerability Exposes Cloud Insecurities

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When you store your data in the cloud, the reality is that it usually lives on a server within a massive data center made up of many servers. Each server generally hosts multiple virtual machines that act as separate environments for individual accounts, allowing the provider to store your data in a way that keeps it segregated from other people’s…

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Top 5 Data Security Predictions for 2015

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2014 is already being dubbed “the year of the data breach.” With more companies and records compromised than any time before, it has become apparent that the risks posed by the vast quantities of data we exchange every day are not being managed appropriately. 2015 is a new year and brings a new chance for data owners to dig deep…

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Cloud Storage Expansion Presents Security Risks for Employers

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Cloud storage and collaboration companies are quickly moving to provide lower cost, higher value services that pull consumers in with tightly integrated service offerings. That presents a big problem for modern organizations concerned with data security. Considering the potential security issues associated with cloud storage and the costs associated with a data breach, employers must be more mindful than ever…

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Three Reasons Human Error Is Costing Employers Big Money

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A recent report from Beazley highlights the growing incidence of corporate data breaches caused by human error, and the numbers do not bode well for employers. Beazley notes that while breaches caused by human error are not the most expensive types of data breaches to deal with, they are certainly among the most common. In fact, human error accounts for…

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Watch out for These Three Key iOS 8 Features

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Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 8, is making waves by implementing new, enterprise-targeted features, but without a comprehensive understanding of how the technology works, employees could put sensitive company data at risk. Here are three key features that employers need to watch out for in the workplace and suggested steps to shore up security holes. Unified file storage in iCloud Drive…

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How Companies Can Avoid Having a “Kate Upton Moment”

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Celebrity iCloud accounts were recently hacked resulting in the widespread release of very sensitive content to the public, and cloud-dependent consumers are panicking. While consumer data breaches involving credit card numbers or medical records have been rampant in the media for some time, the idea of losing highly sensitive personal content is now a hot topic. Companies that aren’t making…

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Five Questions to Ask When Evaluating Cloud Storage Solutions

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Directing the use of technology in corporations – large or small – has never been more challenging. Low barriers to entry and a wash of venture capital investment into enterprise computing mean there are more solutions to evaluate for even minor investments. Cloud computing has become one of the most crowded tech solutions spaces in recent years. Cost savings, ease…

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Watch out for Smart Watches in the Workplace

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Smart watches are quickly becoming the next big thing in wearable technology. With bold feature sets and promises of health monitoring and management, employers can expect to see them appearing in the workplace more frequently. While new technology is exciting, there are several important ideas executives must keep in mind to stay on top of potential data security risks. More…

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Clear up Cloud Misconceptions with These Tips

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Cloud storage and collaboration solutions promise more convenient ways to share important business data. With an ever-increasing array of applications and simple, even automatic ways to upload data, the cloud has never been more popular. But does popularity align with security? Check your beliefs against these commonly-held misconceptions about cloud storage and data security. “Files stay in one place, just…

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