The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act

The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act

On March 23, 2018 President Trump signed a $1.3 Trillion dollar spending bill to keep the US government from shutting down. In that spending bill, congress snuck in The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act. The premise of the CLOUD Act is widely overreaching in that it allows the US Government to access data which resides in foreign countries. According to the Electronic Freedom Foundation the act

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US targets 9 Iranians over university hacks

US targets 9 Iranians over university hacks

It was just announced today that 9 Iranians were involved in hacking 144 universities. They targeted professors and research departments in order to gain access to vital intel. In today’s realm of cybersecurity this does not surprise me. Many small to even larger institutions do not adequately protect they’re network, most do not even have a border firewall. These institutions fully trust their entire network, from the student and

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Hiring IT and Security Professionals – What Really Matters? – MiBiz

Your organization is at great risk for a cyber attack, and chances are, you don’t have the personnel to protect you. DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks grew more than 160 percent in the last year with millions of new malware and ransomware variants each day. The growing volume and sophistication of this cybercrime is driving an estimated security workforce shortage of 1.5 million worldwide in the next two

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5 Easy Steps for Data Safety: Keep Your Business from Going Out of Business – MiBiz

The most important asset to a company is its data. In the event of a technical failure or glitch, the loss of data, customer records, business plans and intellectual property can be devastating. Statistics show that without proper backups, two thirds of companies go out of business within six months of a data disaster. Could your company survive if all was lost and you had to start over from

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Security on a Shoestring – Cost-Free Ways To Prevent Cybercrime – Merit Network

Cyber threats are on the rise – putting businesses, dollars and real lives in grave danger. Regardless of an organization’s size, most companies deal with securing personal information, computer networks and connected devices to conduct daily operations. As cyber attacks grow in frequency and sophistication, associated costs to mitigate these attacks skyrocket. According to Gartner, the worldwide security market reached $75 billion in 2015. This spending is expected to

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My Coffee Maker is Hacking Me?! – How Manufacturers and Consumers Can Protect Data In The Internet Of Things – MiBiz

  Major web based services, including Twitter, Netflix, Amazon Web Services and Spotify were offline for most of the day last week, due to a large-scale Distributed Denial of Service attack. This onslaught targeted the home routers, DVRs and webcams of consumers who had not changed default user names and passwords of these internet connected devices. Currently, 6.4 billion devices connect to the internet, and that number is projected

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Cloud Computing Saves Billions, But Is Your Data Safe? – MiBiz

What is cloud computing? Typically, an individual stores computer data or applications on their hard drive or on a shared local server within their organization. Cloud computing is a method of storing, processing and managing data on a remote server hosted through the internet. These remote servers are physically housed at data centers, which can be located and accessed from anywhere in the world. Two types of clouds exist;

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