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Worried the Target Breach Could Happen to Your Company? Easy Tips for Shoring Up Your Defenses

2013 may go down in history as the year of the breach.  Major security breaches started in June with Edward Snowden leaking NSA files that, in turn, revealed how much private data was accessed by NSA surveillance programs.  In October, a security breach at Adobe exposed three million credit cards and user data from tens […]

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Most SMBs Don’t Do Daily Data Backups?

Based on results from a new survey by GFI Software, it looks like many small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) could do a better job of ensuring their data is properly backed up and maintained, reports Paul Mah with IT Business Edge. In fact, most SMBs (53%) do not do daily backups, according to the […]

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External Breaches More Costly, Internal More Common

Data breaches due to malicious and criminal attacks tend to be the most costly to companies, but internal threats such as human error or systems glitches tend to be significantly more prevalent, according to a new benchmark report conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Symantec. While malicious or criminal attacks cost companies an average […]

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Retailers Need Help

Since the 2008 recession, retailers have collectively closed thousands of stores. And more closings are on the way. Courtesy of Business Insider: Retailer 2013 Forecast Closings Radio Shack 450-500 stores Best Buy 200-250 stores Barnes & Noble 190-240 stores Sears 174-225 stores JC Penney 300-350 stores GameStop 500-600 stores In addition, the merger of Office […]

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Cloud Security Better Than On-Premises, Say IT Directors

New research commissioned by ANS Group reveals that concerns about cloud data security are diminishing. More than half (52 percent) of IT decision makers in enterprises think that storing their data in the cloud is more secure than storing it in-house. Indeed, cloud users have fewer critical incidents than non-cloud users, suggests the study, and […]

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