3 Solutions to Protect Against Insider Threats in Cybersecurity

By Claire Kirk | November 12th, 2019 | Compliance, Data Center, Data Protection, IT Security, Security

When you think of insider threats as part of your IT security strategy, you likely focus on preventing rogue employees from performing malicious attacks or restricting their ability to steal precious data. What if, instead, these employees have no malintent, but represent insider threats due to either ignorance or negligence? What can be done? Both […]

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Top Network Security Threats and How to Prevent Them

By Claire Kirk | November 7th, 2019 | Compliance, Data Center, Data Protection, IT Security, Security

Potential network attacks, platform vulnerabilities, and misconfiguration issues are serious threats to organizations big and small -especially those that possess private, confidential, or proprietary data. While there are various threat management technologies available, these tools should not be an end-all-be-all solution to network security. Technology aimed at network security can provide comprehensive security coverage, as […]

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HIPAA and Encryption Best Practices

By Claire Kirk | November 5th, 2019 | Compliance, Data Protection, Healthcare IT, Security

The number of data breaches in the healthcare industry is growing exponentially, and the breaches are becoming more severe. This phenomenon can be attributed to the increased black-market resale value for stolen medical records and personal health information (PHI), as well as the sophistication of cybercriminals. As a result of these risks and of all the HIPAA […]

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What Are You Getting Wrong With Cybersecurity?

By Claire Kirk | October 31st, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, Data Protection, IT Security, Security

A main concern among the tech world is security. This should not come as a shock. With the number of data breaches and privacy violations on the rise each year, it is clear that a focus on cybersecurity is long overdue. In the healthcare industry alone, almost 32 million patient records were breached in the […]

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Your Business Needs a Cybersecurity Break Through

By Claire Kirk | October 24th, 2019 | Compliance, Data Protection, IT Security, Security

The cybersecurity industry is consistently releasing new tools to combat breaches. According to Strategic Cyber Ventures (via Forbes), venture capitalists (VCs) poured an unprecedented $5.3 billion of funding into cybersecurity companies in 2018. As the industry explodes, you would think that data breaches would slow. Unfortunately, that is not the case. In fact, during this time […]

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The Future of IT Security: What to Know and How to Survive

By Claire Kirk | October 10th, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, IT Security, Security

IT security must continue to evolve in order to survive and thrive. According to a survey by the Technology Association of Iowa’s CISO Roundtable, who reported findings at the 2019 Iowa Tech Summit, the average time CISO’s last in their jobs is only a mere three years. Industry research suggests that the average CISO tenure is only […]

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Here’s How to Develop a Cybersecurity Recovery Plan

By Claire Kirk | October 8th, 2019 | Compliance, IT Security, Security

66 percent of organizations would not recover from a cyberattack if it occurred today. Is your organization prepared? Here is what every CIO and CISO needs to know to build or enhance their cybersecurity recovery plan. Disaster Recovery plans have always been the cornerstone of business continuity. When it comes to protecting your critical assets […]

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Challenges Healthcare Faces in the Public Cloud

By Claire Kirk | October 3rd, 2019 | Cloud Computing, Colocation, Compliance, Healthcare IT, IT Security, Security

Hospitals and healthcare organizations are in the center of a digital revolution that is allowing them to evolve the outdated ways of capturing, storing, and sharing information. Technology is constantly changing to make the healthcare industry more accurate, more innovative, and move faster. To keep up with needs for greater IT infrastructure agility and performance, […]

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7 Steps for Ensuring HIPAA Compliance for Your Business

By Claire Kirk | September 26th, 2019 | Compliance, Data Center, Data Protection, IT Security, Security

Healthcare organizations and their business associates are required to operate in compliance with HIPAA regulations or face civil and/or criminal penalties. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, was originally enacted in 1996 but has been amended several times in response to the changing technological climate. One major update took place in 2013. The Final Omnibus […]

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What is Colocation?

By Claire Kirk | September 12th, 2019 | Colocation, Compliance, Data Center, IT Security, Security

What is colocation? Colocation or colocation hosting is a highly secure data center facility where equipment, servers, space, and bandwidth are available for purchase to businesses. Colocation is a data center facility that companies can buy space in to host their servers and experience higher security and guaranteed uptime. Most companies are not in the […]

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