Author Archives: Thu Pham

Next Week: Detroit’s CIO Executive Summit Features the Future of Information Security

Next Wednesday, Online Tech heads to Detroit, Michigan to join the region’s Fortune 1000 CIOs while exhibiting secure hosting solutions, including the encrypted cloud, at Evanta’s 11th Annual Detroit Executive Summit at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel. The summit is hosted by the Technology and … Continue reading

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HIPAA Compliant Recommendations to Securing ePHI with Mobile Devices

The Dept. of Health & Human Services has a HIPAA security guide outlining their recommendations for securing ePHI (electronic protected health information) on mobile devices, including remote access. The HHS covers ePHI in a variety of instances ranging from accessing, … Continue reading

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Adobe Hack Update: 150m+ Breached Records Now Online

Although the updated Adobe hack number was last reported at 38 million users, Paul Ducklin of Sopho’s Naked Security blog has reported 150 million breached records have been found in a database dump online. While the passwords are encrypted, plaintext … Continue reading

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Lower TCO & Business Continuity Rise as Top Arguments for the Private Cloud

Results from the 2013 IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing report found that the percent of total IT environment to be moved to the private cloud grew from 28 to 36 percent, with a lower TCO (total cost of ownership) being the … Continue reading

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CIS Cyber Alert Releases Recommendations to Combat CryptoLocker Malware

Last week I wrote about CryptoLocker in Offsite Backup: Thwarting the Profitable Encryption Malware Cryptolocker, the well-known malware that is categorized as ‘ransomware’ – it encrypts files on your computer and refuses to decrypt until you pay the malware authors … Continue reading

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2013 Mobile Security: BYOD Resource Roundup

Here’s the best of mobile security from 2013, including articles, white papers, previously recorded webinars and more that explain mobile health IT (mHealth) data security and how to prevent compromised data in your organization. Online Tech is also headed to … Continue reading

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More New PCI DSS 3.0 Requirements: Control Access, Two-Factor Authentication & POS Security

Yesterday, I blogged about the new PCI DSS 3.0 document that contains a number of clarifications, additional guidance and evolving (new) requirements. The part I’m going to focus on is the evolving requirements, as they represent the changes that ensure … Continue reading

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PCI DSS 3.0: New Requirements Released for Merchants & Service Providers

The new PCI DSS 3.0 document contains a number of clarifications, additional guidance and evolving requirements, according to how the PCI SSC refers to the changes. The part I’m going to focus on is the evolving requirements, as they represent … Continue reading

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2013 Server Security: Malware, VMs & Compliance

According to the 2013 Bit9 Server Security Survey Report, 55 percent of IT and security professionals’ top server security concerns include targeted attacks and data breaches on their servers. Another 26 percent report they have been hit by advanced malware, … Continue reading

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Now Hiring in Michigan & the Midwest: Marketing, Sales, Tech & More

Online Tech is hiring for a variety of new positions, with the latest being Director of Marketing – check out the other listings and more positions on our Careers page. Now hiring: Director of Marketing Help grow the client base … Continue reading

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