It seems like a day doesn’t go by without news breaking of another data breach plaguing another company. A recent news story reported that data was stolen from up to 500 million guests who made reservations at Marriott’s Starwood properties. Cybersecurity experts claim that during a smaller 2015 breach, Marriott should have noticed unauthorized access…

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In the past two years, humans have created more data than in the entire history of the human race. That’s a crazy fact to think about. So let’s think about it on a smaller scale. In the 2012 summer issue of Stanford Medicine, an article featured the chair of the Stanford’s Genetics Department and his…

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When you hit the delete button on a computer file, what happens? You may assume that by deleting the file, you’ve erased the data. That’s a common, but potentially harmful assumption to make. When you “delete” a file, it only removes the file name from the file directory. Basically, your operating system no longer knows…

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Can your business afford a downtime in service due to a natural disaster or other unexpected interruptions in operations? Do you have the systems in place to ensure that that doesn’t happen? There are many variables that factor into protecting your business from a potential threat. Putting your information assets in the hands of a…

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Sure, it’s easy to just throw away a laptop or PC in the dumpster behind your workplace, or in the back of an apartment complex. Did you know that dumpsters are among the first places identity thieves look for the opportunity to steal credit card numbers or bank transaction information? Although we’d all like to…

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