Data Security

Expedient’s Support for GDPR Compliance

Posted on 06.04.2018 in Cloud Computing, Data Security, compliance, managed services, Expedient

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became effective May 25, 2018, and with it came a flurry of privacy policy notification updates from websites, other digital publishers, and more, all of whom are tasked with ensuring that any sensitive user data collected on EU residents — even as a sub-processor — is […]

Healthcare’s Requirements for a Cloud Services Provider

Posted on 04.02.2018 in Cloud Computing, Data Security, managed services
Healthcare’s Requirements for a Cloud Services Provider

While data security and availability is imperative for any organization, it is especially true for those in the healthcare industry, whose access to personally identifiable information (PII) such as birthdates and social security numbers requires strong data security measures – and can present security concerns and complexities as these organizations seek to move to the […]

Should the Information Technology team be tasked with reducing the cost of IT?

Posted on 03.26.2018 in Data Centers, Data Security, managed services

On a recent episode of data center podcast The Hot Aisle, Mark Thiele of Apcera talked about the dangerous belief among some business leaders that IT is created to reduce the cost of IT.  Sounds ridiculous, but it happens in so many organizations that this belief deserves more attention. Certainly, a good IT department has a […]

Cybercrime: Is your data center safe?

Posted on 05.13.2016 in Data Security

Cybercrime When it comes to data unavailability, loss of data or the need for disaster recovery, companies and even third-party hosting providers often think first of natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes or wildfires, but in reality, the biggest threat to an organization’s data is human-induced – accidental or purposeful. According to the study “2016 Cost […]

Cloud Adoption’s Top Concern: Business Continuity

Posted on 12.03.2015 in Cloud Computing, Data Security

Cloud Adoption’s Top Concern: Business Continuity Organizations are increasingly citing business continuity as a primary driver for cloud adoption. With the growing use of commercial SaaS apps taking place at these companies, homegrown cloud-based solutions and mixed/hybrid cloud IT infrastructures as well as cloud-based solutions have become an effective way for IT departments to deliver […]

How secure is the public cloud?

Posted on 08.19.2015 in Cloud Computing, Data Security

Public Cloud Security When deciding between a public, private or hybrid cloud offering, companies often consider the security risks involved. The name alone can make some people think the public cloud is not nearly as secure as a hybrid or private offering but is that really true or is the public cloud secure enough for your company’s data? The simple […]

Fight Cyber Crime with Business Continuity

Posted on 07.29.2015 in Disaster Recovery, Data Security

Business Continuity A strong business continuity plan can help prevent or reduce the risk of a cyber-attack. Seventy-two percent of small and mid-sized business survey respondents said they expect to increase their investments in business continuity over the next 12 to 24 months to prevent cyber-attacks, according to an article on TalkingCloud.com. (The survey included […]

The True Cost of a Data Breach

Posted on 07.15.2015 in Cloud Computing, Big Data, Data Security

Data Breaches When sensitive or confidential data is lost or stolen and subsequently put at risk, then a data breach has occurred. The consequences are severe to your company’s reputation and bottom line. In 2014, it seemed like every few weeks there was another company that had its network hacked leaving personal information and their […]

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