Category: PCI Compliance

Offsite backup and recovery: Understanding the hidden costs

By JASON YAEGER Online Tech Director of Product Management, Risk Management Officer and Security Officer The cost of data loss can be staggering. A study at the University of Texas tells us that 43 percent of companies that experience a … Continue reading

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Backing up sensitive data for recovery? Meet Mr. FIPS

In regulated industries, sensitive data must both be protected and retained, a challenging juxtaposition in a landscape of increasing cybersecurity threats. In the healthcare field, for example, losing data is one matter. Not having “exact retrievable copies,” as required by … Continue reading

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Bringing secure, compliant hosting to Indianapolis

It’s official!  Our newest data center in Indianapolis is open for business. We’re very excited to bring secure, compliant, enterprise class cloud, colocation and offsite backup and disaster recovery to Indianapolis. It’s a great pleasure to have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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7 business drivers for your backup and recovery strategy

In a previous post, I laid out the first three questions your CIO should answer before you start your backup and recovery research. The CIO should provide direction around the value of the data, the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and … Continue reading

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Keeping cybercrime secrets despite increasing data breach reports

We attempt to stay on top of cyber security and data breach topics here on the Online Tech blog, providing some industry perspective to news of large data breaches like those at Community Health Systems, P.F. Changs, eBay, Target and … Continue reading

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Russian hackers steal more than 1 billion passwords in record-breaking data breach

Hold Security, a firm credited with uncovering significant data breaches – such as the one at Adobe Systems in October 2013 – has uncovered a record-breaking hack of 1.2 billion username and passwords from multiple websites. From the Hold Security … Continue reading

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Data breach reporting: A job killer or business saver?

There’s quite a brouhaha bubbling up Down Under. It all stems from a Sydney Morning Herald opinion piece written by the CEO of the Association of Data Driven Marketing and Advertising opposing the mandatory data breach reporting law introduced to … Continue reading

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The next big retail fraud? Jimmy John’s investigating possible data breach

Unauthorized activity on credit cards recently used at Jimmy John’s locations has led the sandwich chain to work with authorities on an investigation of a potential data breach. KrebsOnSecurity.com first reported on the issue Thursday, stating the chain “did not … Continue reading

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Americans agree government must do more to protect data, but can the government act?

The National Consumer League released a study last week based on surveys from identity fraud victims across the United States. It claims that just 28 percent of victims think the government’s requirements for protecting healthcare and financial data are sufficient. … Continue reading

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Experts: Be fast and forthcoming with details of a data breach

After the recent rash of high-profile data breaches, the Internet is ripe with tips for handling a breach at your organization. The standard experts’ message: Notify consumers immediately and don’t downplay the impact. The Dallas Morning News has a keen … Continue reading

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