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The When, Where, and How of Encrypting Data at Rest

The When, Where, and How of Encrypting Data at Rest

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Encryption at rest can protect your data, even if someone steals it. Data security comes in many forms. In order to keep your business safe from a security breach, you need to protect your data from destruction, spying, and outright theft. Protecting yourself requires different lines of defense, and at the forefront of these is… read more

Data Encryption in Transit: What Your Business Needs to Know

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How can you protect your data as it moves from one location to the next? You’ve probably heard a lot about data encryption. It forms one of the pillars of IT security: without encryption, sensitive business information would be vulnerable to anyone who could steal or intercept it. However, data encryption uses complex algorithms to… read more

IoT Security: Threats, Risk Assessment, and Best Practices

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How the Internet of Things adds an extra layer of risk assessment for businesses. Technology experts estimate that by Internet-enabled devices, soon to surpass smartphones, will number over thirty-billion objects by 2020. This Internet of Things (IoT), which includes objects such as thermostats, production sensors, and kitchen appliances, provides one of the top opportunities for… read more

DDoS Attack Prevention: How to Detect and Mitigate a Threat

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What is a DDoS attack, and how can you protect your business? Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are an increasingly common—and increasingly difficult to prevent—form of cybersecurity threat. When businesses first experience a DDOS attack, they frequently misdiagnose the situation as a down server or a failed application. This is because DDoS attacks target… read more

5 Mobile Security Tips to Protect Sensitive Cell Phone Data

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How to make sure your smartphones don’t become a security risk. Most of don’t think about our phones as being prone to viruses and malware the way our computers are. However, the more we use our smartphones to conduct business, the more likely they are to become targets for potential data breaches. Rather than risk… read more

5 Client Data Protection Tips to Keep Your Customers Safe

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5 ways your business can manage security to protect sensitive client information. Losing sensitive client data, such as login credentials, credit card information, medical records, or financial reports, can have disastrous consequences for your business, from both a legal and PR standpoint. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to safeguard against these security breaches…. read more