Study Finds Almost All Businesses Hit by Cyber Attacks

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A new study has found that the majority of American businesses were victims of cyber attacks in the past year, greatly increasing the security stakes for companies of all sizes. Risk managers are aware of the increasing threat of cyber attack, but despite that, a majority of them said that they are not doing enough to thwart such an event, according to the study by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. The results are eye-opening and a wake-up call for all companies, especially firms that do not have a risk manager on staff. Worse yet, while in the…
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Mobile Threat Booms: Revisit Your BYOD Policies

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With the amount of new malware that targets mobile devices growing exponentially, if you have not set down rules for employees who use their own smart phones for company business, you should do so now. Network security firm PandaLabs has reported that in the second quarter of 2015, it saw an average of 230,000 new types of malware every day and a total 21 million new threats. Those figures are up an astounding 43% from the second quarter of 2014. Worse, the report noted that a large number of the new types are variants or mutations of previously known malware,…
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Address Risks of Cloud Storage before Making Switch

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As cloud data storage becomes more ubiquitous, you may be considering migrating many of your company’s storage functions to a cloud service. Going with cloud storage can save you money in terms of data storage and hardware, but there are also issues you need to consider, particularly: • Accessibility • Dealing with data loss and recovery • Escrow agreement with provider • Continuity after termination • Ability to handle advanced workloads First and foremost, you should not focus exclusively on cost as it is just one parameter you have to consider when initiating a cloud service. One of the most…
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