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data breach

What is a Data Breach?

A data breach happens when an unauthorized party gains access to sensitive or private data. Some examples of sensitive data include passwords, financial records, database information or HIPAA protected documents. These breaches can cost companies (and users) time and money, and can affect public relations. While it is important to mitigate the effects of a […]

Breaking Down HIPAA and HITECH Compliant Hosting

Healthcare companies and those serving clients that handle electronic health records know that they are required to keep individual’s health data safe, private, and available in order to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Act of 1996. Failing to do so can lead to major fines and reputational damage, but many businesses […]

3 Questions You Must Answer for Proactive Security Best Practices

For many years proactive security best practices in the business world have been viewed as equivalent to elective insurance options, with executives asking “Why would I waste money protecting against something that may never happen?” However, the cyber landscape has changed. Let’s take that analogy a bit further to help understand the current environment. In […]

Security Trends for 2019: DDoS Attacks, Credential Stuffing and Application-Level Attacks

Awareness of cybersecurity threats is one of the best gifts small business owners and system operators can give to themselves. As the threat landscape continues to evolve, knowing what kind of attacks have been happening and thinking about what could happen in the future is a key to effective preparation and maintaining a proactive security […]

Data Backup and Disaster Recovery

Back in April, we gave you Ten Questions You Need to Answer to Survive a Data Disaster. Recall that, “Good business relies on good planning. Anticipating scenarios, detailing responses and understanding consequences is an essential part of your business survival kit.” This notion remains true, and I’d like to take a more in-depth exploration of […]

Top 5 Most Common Security Issues and How to Fix Them

Most businesses are aware that a spam filter and antivirus program are not all they need to protect themselves from the constantly evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats. Knowing just what a comprehensive security stance entails, however, is far less obvious. Comprehensive web security includes a full suite of tools to protect against malware infections, data […]