Why Your Business Requires Security

The States and Federal Identity Theft and Privacy Protection Laws now require businesses, agencies and organizations of all sizes to protect all personal information they store, and report to all their customers whenever a breach occurs. The financial ramifications after having a data breach can be very substantial to both present and future business. In some many cases a company never does recover from a breach and is forced to close down. Currently, the average cost on a company is $3.7M per incident.

The Cloud Goes Green, but is it Secure?


Recently I received an invite to a webinar discussing how companies are transforming their business by using more cloud-like infrastructure. The argument is that it saves the company’s enery and reduces their carbon footprint.

While I am not here to dispute these claims, I do warn any company that migrates to more cloud infrastructure to make security of the data paramount in their plan. Especially with the many state and federal privacy protection laws on the books. As been blogged about before, the average cost on a company from a data breach in 2009 was $6.7 million per incident.

All cloud accounts need strong passwords, the passwords need to be changed frequently, and best that any data stored or backed up on the cloud is encrypted first.

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