Information Security Lessons From the Marriott Data Breach

Information Security Lessons From the Marriott Data Breach

In December 2018, news about a massive data breach of networks used by Marriott International prompted United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to comment on the matter. In response to a question presented by financial news network CNBC about the Marriott incident, which compromised the personal information of up to 500 million hotel guests…

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E-commerce Business Owners Should be Vigilant During the Holidays

E-commerce Business Owners Should be Vigilant During the Holidays

Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday are generally known as the busiest shopping days of the year, a heavy online retail activity is expected to continue throughout Decembers, and this translates into a greater potential for cybercrime. Data breaches and network intrusion attacks are often launched against e-commerce websites during the holidays, and this…

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Understanding HIPAA Server Compliance

Understanding HIPAA Server Compliance

One of the main goals of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is to protect the privacy and integrity of patient health information, particularly when it is handled in electronic formats. Business entities that deal with protected health information in the United States are expected to comply with certain HIPAA guidelines, and this goes…

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How Managed IT Services Help Your Business Succeed

How Managed IT Services Help Your Business Succeed

Very few companies these days are able to operate without a technology platform. In California, even micro companies such as food truck operators and small enterprises such as family need some level of IT infrastructure or functionality. Once a business begins to rely on technology for day-to-day operational purposes, even the slightest IT setback can…

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Is a Self-Hosted Cloud Solution Right for Your Business

Is a Self-Hosted Cloud Solution Right for Your Business?

Many people think of cloud computing strictly as a solution that involves entrusting third parties to manage their business data, but this is only one aspect of the cloud. When you pay for an Office 365 subscription, for example, you are using a public cloud solution and trusting Microsoft with your data. The Benefits of…

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Understanding the Cyber Kill Chain Used by Hackers

Understanding the Cyber Kill Chain Used by Hackers

Information security researchers who study the actions and behavior of sophisticated hackers use the term “cyber kill chain” to describe some of the strategies used in modern cybercrime. To a certain extent, the cyber kill chain is similar to strategies used by military units and career thieves who take pride on pulling off complex heights.…

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New Malware Alert for High Desert Business Owners

New Malware Alert for High Desert Business Owners

Mylobot is the name given to a new malware strain that appears to be targeting enterprise servers across the United States. According to information security firm Deep Instinct, Mylobot has the characteristics of malicious code that could be used to infect computers for the purpose of recruiting them into a botnet; further intentions by the…

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What You Should Know About the VPNFilter Router Malware

What You Should Know About the VPNFilter Router Malware

According to a recent advisory published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, small business owners in the High Desert should reboot their routers to minimize their exposure to a new cyber threat. What Businesses Are at Risk for Unsecure Data? The routers affected by VPNFilter include those manufactured by popular brands such as NETGEAR and…

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Malware is a Persistent Threat in the Cloud

Malware is a Persistent Threat in the Cloud

A report about the state of enterprise computing presented during the recent RSA Conference on digital security revealed a sobering statistic: a quarter of all American businesses using public cloud solutions have suffered data breaches. According to McAfee, a respected name in network security, data theft has affected one out of every four companies that…

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