Is Bare Metal Cloud the Next Big Thing in Infrastructure Technology?

Organizations worldwide are striving to architect a business technology platform that is superior to their competition. Research analysts have discovered a new trend in infrastructure technology that could spell big problems for cloud based IaaS providers.

According to a new report released by Cypherpath, businesses may be more willing than ever to begin implementing bare metal cloud in their environments. In fact, Cypherpath has boldly predicted that 2017 is the year of “Bare Metal Cloud.” bare metal cloud

What does this mean for businesses? Bare metal cloud is poised to become a game changer for organizations that require robust data center performance at an affordable price. Here are a few indicators showing that businesses might be ready to embrace the bare metal cloud. Continue reading

5 Tips that could prevent a data breach at your company

It’s a common myth that hackers only target large corporations. The fact is, only about 40 percent of breaches impact large organizations. Hackers don’t focus solely on the retail and banking industries either even though these are typically the most publicized. Unfortunately, every company is at risk, especially those who practice negligent data security. A recent study by Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigation reveals that data breaches affect all sectors (38 percent targeted financial institutions, 22 percent retail, 20 percent manufacturing, transportation and utilities).

These universal tips could help keep you safe:

Create and enforce password policies

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This one seems obvious, but even in 2016, 63 percent of data breaches are simply due to weak, default or stolen passwords, according to Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigation Report. That online shopping outlet you like requires account passwords with eight characters and a number, doesn’t it? If you value data security, so should you, at the very minimum. Many IT providers recommend using 16-digit passwords. Continue reading

Looking Back at High Profile Cyber Attacks of 2016

Cybersecurity has become a top priority for businesses all around the world. Both large organizations and small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are on the radar for malicious actors; cyber attacksSince hackers are becoming more sophisticated with their network penetration techniques, organizations must combat this emerging threat by putting the proper safeguards in place.

Organizations should be vigilent in taking the proper precautions when storing or transmitting sensitive data. The best way to mitigate the impact of a cyber attack is to have a plan to defeat various attack scenarios. For example, your business could suffer from the following types of cyber attacks: Continue reading