Passwords Are Still the First Step in Data Security: Here’s How to Secure Yours

Whether they come to your organization as consumers or clients, students or patients, people expect you to keep their personally identifiable (and often highly sensitive) information safe. To meet this expectation, you might turn to cutting-edge encryption tools and pseudonymization methods. But countless organizations overlook the most obvious place to start when it comes to protecting data: passwords. To help you take this pivotal first step toward optimal data security and to protect your organization from mistakes and breaches from within, here a few robust password guidelines you can follow. Create and implement a password policy Simply, a password policy…

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Broken Your New Year’s Resolutions Already? Here’s One You Can Keep: Better Data Security

Resolutions to Keep – Data Security January is almost over, and if you’re anything like us, most of your New Year’s resolutions are already in the rear-view mirror. Go jogging every morning? It didn’t happen. Eat better? Well, mostly. Hey, we’re only human. But if there’s one resolution you absolutely should keep in 2018, it’s the one about better protecting your data. Cyber attacks can happen to anyone—and they can quickly turn your world upside down. To help you out, here’s a quick list of tasks you can check off to ensure your data is secure this year. Keep Your…

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PCI Compliance: Why It Matters to Your Small Business

If you run a small business, especially in the retail industry, you’ll know how important it is to take credit and debit cards. More customers than ever prefer to pay this way, and being unable to accept a card can sometimes cost you a sale. But with great opportunity comes great responsibility—it’s crucial that you protect cardholder data for each and every sale. That’s where the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) comes in. Are you compliant? If you’re not sure how PCI compliance affects your small business, here’s a quick guide to help you out. What is…

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How the Cloud Eliminates Your Top Three Data Security Risks

You are a business owner who has their doubts about the cloud’s data security. We get it. The thought of migrating all of your company’s mission critical data to a relatively new piece of intangible technology named after a weather phenomenon traditionally associated with doom and gloom is a scary concept. The reality is that you have nothing to fear. There are outside forces and internal practices threatening to bring doom and gloom to your business each day, from which the cloud can protect you. Continue reading to learn how cloud-powered data storage eliminates your three biggest security risks. The…

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4 must-have database security essentials

used with permission from IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub by Roger Sanders How do you keep data protected at all times? Data security threats are becoming ever more prevalent and powerful, and security is a critical part of any database environment. But are you giving security diligent attention every time you build, upgrade or migrate your organization’s database? To help ensure your data is insulated from the latest internal and external threats, here are my top four must-have security capabilities. 1. Cloud security Many organizations are deploying databases in the cloud, either entirely or as part of a hybrid…

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NYC Area Companies to Explore Network Security Solutions at Manhattan Cyber Security Summit

eMazzanti Technologies partners with WatchGuard Technologies to demonstrate IT security at top industry event Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) September 15, 2016 – eMazzanti Technologies, a New York City area IT security expert, computer consultant, and 5X WatchGuard Partner of the Year, announced today that it will be exhibiting at the 2016 Cyber Security Summit in tandem with WatchGuard Technologies, a network security industry leader. The Cyber Security Summit is an influential conference series sponsored by Darktrace. It connects senior business leaders responsible for protecting their companies’ critical IT infrastructures with innovative technology providers and prominent information security experts. The New York 2015…

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Ransomware Threat Called #1 Growing Security Threat on Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Program

eMazzanti Technologies CEO, Carl Mazzanti discusses nature and persistence of ransomware threat on blogtalkradio broadcast Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) June 24, 2016 — A NYC area IT security expert and eMazzanti Technologies CEO, Carl Mazzanti, discussed the topic of the ransomware threat on a June 15, 2016 blogtalkradio business program sponsored by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, calling ransomware the number one growing security threat. In the interview, Mazzanti discussed the nature and persistence of the ransomware threat. How infections occur and methods to prevent them, including education and IT security tools, were explained in response to questions asked by program…

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3 things businesses can learn about email security from the Panama Papers hack

In today’s IT environment, data breaches are a constant threat. According to Gemalto’s 2015 Breach Level Index, last year 1,673 data breaches around the world led to 707 million data records being compromised. And though email has come a long way over the last decade, it’s still one of the greatest threats to data security. We don’t have to look far to see what kind of damage hackers can do when a business does not ensure secure email. In what’s being called “the biggest leak in whistleblower history,” the Panama Papers hack made international headlines last month. This hack enabled 2.6 TB…

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Fasten Your Data Security Seatbelt

A closer look at the cost vs. reliability decision in data security With today’s increasing data security threats, organizations know that they need to beef up their data security. What kind of security and how much to spend are the big questions. Some may choose to go it alone to implement data security measures with the intention of saving a few dollars. Others partner with an IT security expert to get increased security, uptime, customer satisfaction and peace of mind. Lower cost vs. reliability—it’s a difficult choice to make. But I think we need to rephrase the cost vs. reliability…

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