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Air Scare: Business Continuity Lessons from Delta’s Systems Outage

The big systems outages and business continuity failures tend to hog all the headlines, and last August’s Delta Airlines downtime was no exception. In Delta COO Giles West’s own words, “a critical power control module at our Technology Command Center malfunctioned, causing a surge to the transformer and a loss of power”  – the resulting […]

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How a Business Continuity Plan can Help Financial Institutions Hold on to Trust

For financial institutions, trust is an intangible but essential asset. System downtime, due to a natural disaster or cyber-attack, can easily damage the bond of trust a bank has with its clients. Lost confidence is something financial institutions only very rarely recover from. This is why a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) matters so much in […]

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The Rising Cost of IT Security for Mid to Large-Sized Businesses

The retail giant Target suffered a devastating data security breach at the end of 2013, which resulted in a leak of some 40 million credit card numbers. This event highlighted just how vulnerable any company’s IT systems are to determined cyber-attacks. The incident, which is expected to cost Target hundreds of millions of dollars, has […]

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Hacker Group “Anonymous” Threatens to Take Down Ferguson PD Assets

The globally-known hacker group “Anonymous” has selected its next target – the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department. In a recently released video, the group told the police, “if you abuse, harass or harm in any way the protesters in Ferguson we will take every web-based asset of your departments and governments offline,” the video warned. “That […]

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Community Health Systems Victim of Cyber Attack

Another week, another cyber-attack to report. This time hospital group Community Health Systems Inc. reported last week that it was the victim of a cyber-attack from China. The hackers stole Social Security Numbers and other personal data belonging to approximately 4.5 million patients. The attack was the largest of its type involving patient information since […]

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Protecting Your Business From Hackers: The Russian Crime Ring

On August 5, 2014, The New York Times reported that a Russian crime ring had accumulated the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials. According to security researchers, this breach included 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. Discovered by Hold Security in Milwaukee, the records included confidential […]

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Four Keys To Protect Your Business

Technology threats loom large today as IT departments do battle with hackers, worms, and viruses on a daily basis. While data breaches at Target and Adobe made headlines in 2013 and 2014, businesses of all sizes are at risk. In 2013, SMBs collectively made up more than half of all targeted attacks at 61 percent […]

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