Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Content Tagged "security"

Picking a Winner Cloud!

Everywhere you look today, there seems to be an ad promising free storage space on a cloud server just waiting for you to join.  From Google Drive to Microsoft’s SkyDrive, from Box to Dropbox, all of them make offers of free space, and even take on ways to get more space, even if its from a referral service through affiliated links in Dropbox’s case. There is another company that’s worth a look, and that company is SugarSync. SugarSync compares to the better known Dropbox yet surpasses it. Regarding Online backup and cloud storage, SugarSync allows you to backup any folder…

Tips for Enhancing Mac Cloud Security

Backing up your data seems to be the most important thing taught to anyone in the IT field. In fact, it happens to be the number one thing my A+ exam preparation teacher told and reminded us, his students, of every class period: back up to keep from cracking up.  Though the A+ certification is an entry level certification for PCs, Apple has its own Backup solution: Backup Exec. Backup Exec 2010 R3 has been enhanced and now uses stronger protocols in order to ensure secure communication between remote agents and media servers, thereby reducing the possibility that restore or…

Picture Perfect Clouds

Cloud storage seems to be the hottest trend in storage today, and there are so many digital items that users love to store. This is not only confidential or private information – there are baby videos, photos that show the progression of a family, even your grandparents’ weddings and other photos that have survived the tests time and nature. How does one back these up, let alone an entire hard drive? With your photos and movies, there are several online options to choose from. First, we have Flickr, which is a popular site with free membership where account holders share…

Cloud Storage and Its Potential Threats

There are many ways to back up your important and confidential information these days and the best way to accomplish this is called using the Cloud. Or as the introduction commercials back from the early 2000s had them, “to the Cloud”, care of our friends at Microsoft for their Windows 7 launch. It all seems quite futuristic, since this technology allows you to store digital information in a non-physical, but accessible by your workstation location. But, even something as futuristic as Cloud storage has its potential threats, and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has labeled their top nine threats for…

HIPPA Variations

Earlier in 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Final Rule to modify the 1996 HIPAA legislation, which is now the beating heart of healthcare data portability, privacy and security. The reason behind the final rule and its new level of security is a basic reason. Through the years, healthcare has had some serious deficiencies and it’s still the prime target for identity theft, and its main problem of financial fraud, especially Medicare Fraud which whistles to the tune of $70 billion a year alone. The HIPAA’s final rule clarifies the financial and legal liabilities for…

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