3 Steps to Solving Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

By Claire Kirk | August 8th, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Compliance, Data Protection, IT Security, Security

More and more businesses that would never go a second without disaster recovery for legacy systems are now finding themselves unprotected in the cloud. Here’s how to change that. Making the switch from traditional systems to the cloud is a major step, and many that are making the move believe that DR should be built […]

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4 Colocation Myths the Banking Industry Should Leave Behind

By Claire Kirk | July 25th, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, Data Protection, IT Security, Security

“Colocation is not secure enough for financial banking IT.” “Colocation will not meet the PCI DSS compliance requirements that we have in banking.” “Colocation would not provide the network performance that we require.” Does this sound familiar? Colocation facilities play an essential role in the storage and security of a banking organization’s data and digital […]

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5 Steps to Strengthen Financial Data Security

By Claire Kirk | July 18th, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, Security

It is no surprise that banking and other financial organizations are highly targeted by cyber criminals. In fact, Per Statista reported that the majority (571) of 1,244 reported breaches in 2018 impacted general business, while 363 hit medical/healthcare organizations. Banking, credit unions, and financial organizations rounded out the top three with 135 breaches. The government […]

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What are Effective Information Security Policies for the Banking Industry?

By Claire Kirk | July 11th, 2019 | Colocation, Data Center, Data Protection, IT Security, Security

If you work within the banking industry, writing effective information security policies is more than laying out a set of rules to follow. Like all financial institutions, banks are exposed to a variety of operational and transactional risks, including crime, employee fraud, and natural disasters. Due to the nature of information gathered regarding the financial […]

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Healthcare IoT Adoption in the HIPAA Compliance Landscape

By Claire Kirk | June 11th, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Compliance, Healthcare IT, Security

By 2022, the healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) will likely reach a valuation close to half of a trillion dollars. While many advancements push the connected healthcare market forward, ePHI (electronic protected health information) security remains a distinct challenge. Discover the Growing Healthcare IoT Market Also known as IoMT (Internet of Medical Things), the healthcare IoT market […]

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Debunking Underground Data Center Misconceptions

By Claire Kirk | May 30th, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, Security

Data center spending is continuing to rise. According to a Fortune report, the United States saw a $18.2 billion investment in building or buying data centers in the first half of 2017. With all of this growth that we are seeing, some of it is taking place underground. Data center and colocation providers are looking […]

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4 Colocation Myths the Healthcare Industry Should Leave Behind

By Claire Kirk | May 23rd, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, Healthcare IT, Security

Whether you are running a hospital, a healthcare research facility, or any other type of medical facility where you provide care to patients, safety and security is a top concern. Protecting electronic protected health information (ePHI) requires a high level of performance, compliance, and security. Do not let the colocation myths sway you, data center […]

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Key Takeaways: Security and Privacy Concerns for Healthcare Data

By Claire Kirk | May 21st, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Colocation, Compliance, Healthcare IT, Security

“In the last six years of conducting the [Ponemon] study, it’s clear that efforts to safeguard patient data are not improving,” says Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder, Ponemon Institute. The Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data published by the Ponemon Institute in 2016, confirmed what many who work with electronic […]

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6 Important Considerations for Choosing a Secure Colocation Provider

By Claire Kirk | May 16th, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, IT Security, Security

A simple online search will show the variety of colocation providers available. But where do you go next? How is the candidate pool narrowed down? It all starts with work on your part to determine what colocation specifications your business requires. If a large healthcare organization is selecting a colocation provider, their needs may be […]

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7 Reasons Colocation Needs to be Part of Your IT Strategy Infographic

By Claire Kirk | February 22nd, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, IT Security, Security

Claire KirkWith a background in compliance & security, cloud hosting, colocation, and business continuity, Claire uses her knowledge and experience to create educational content for end users. A creator at heart, she specializes in B2B marketing with a focus in content creation and technical literacy.

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