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Three of the Worst Cloud Security Threats

Even though everyone has been talking about how great cloud systems arelately, there are certain security threats that they are prone to and that you should be aware of. After all, you will be placing a lot ofyour most important and most personal files onto a cloud server of your choice, so the last thing that you would ever want is for it tobe hacked into or compromised in any way that would cause you to lose your files or your privacy. And you certainly don't ever want yourfiles to be damaged either. To help you keep your files and your computer equipment as secure aspossible, continue reading for three of the worst threats that cloud servers face. Data Loss Data loss can happen if a disk drive completely fails or dies and there isno backup to save the data that was stored on that disk drive. This can also occur as a result of human error. For example, if someoneloses the key that unlocks the data that is encrypted on a drive, it can be gone forever with no hopes of retrieving it again. Or dataloss can even occur as a result of a malicious attack. Ensuring you have at...
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Coping with Data Loss: 5 Lessons from Recent Security Disasters

It’s sadly become a fact of life that security breaches happen with alarming frequency. Hackers have been trying to get at valuable data for decades, but only in recent years have data breaches reached monumental proportions. During the 2013 holiday season, Target experienced a massive breach where 40 million debit and credit card numbers were stolen with other effects reaching up to 110 million customers. eBay more recently was the victim of a security breach where a database holding user passwords was infiltrated, giving attackers access to around 145 million records. Other breaches have hit Coca-Cola, Neiman Marcus, SnapChat, Michaels and even institutions of higher learning. (Tweet This) From these incidents, customers and businesses are quickly realizing cyberattacks are almost an expected occurrence, but there are also a number of important lessons that can be learned to prevent future problems or at least minimize the damage done. 1. Communication is Key If there’s a problem, companies need to communicate that to their customers as soon as possible. Bad communication can sometimes make a problem worse or ruin a company’s reputation. Target unfortunately didn’t alert customers until days after news outlets had already been running the story. In SnapChat’s case, months passed...
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