In mid-August, Luxemburg-based Stidia has added Actively Managed Secure Hosting to its business to business web hosting and e-Commerce solutions suite. With this new addition, all Stidia corporate customers’ servers are actively monitored by human engineers to guarantee the best levels of website security, network redundancy, and bandwidth performance.
The new security service has been integrated with Stidia’s previous enterprise-class DNS hosting offering and all web hosting packages are now actively managed through this new offering. Read more
The Pentagon has finally confirmed a security breach that happened back in 2008 and which one of their top officials has described as “the most significant breach of U.S. military computers ever.” The breach was caused when a foreign intelligence agent used a flash drive to infect US military computers, including those used by the Central Command to oversee combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The device in question was a cigarette-lighter-sized flash drive which was plugged into an American military laptop from a base in the Middle East amounted to “a digital beachhead, from which data could be transferred to servers under foreign control,” according to William J. Lynn 3d, deputy secretary of defense, quoted by the New York Times
“It was a network administrator’s worst fear: a rogue program operating silently, poised to deliver operational plans into the hands of an unknown adversary,” Mr. Lynn wrote. Read more
Two recent thefts of desktop computers belonging to the Montefiore Medical Center lead to the exposure of sestive information on patients and students stored by Montefiore’s Finance Department and School Health Program Administrative Offices.
The first incident happened in late May when two desktop computers were stolen from Montefiore’s Finance Department. The theft was discovered a couple of days later. Montefiore assessed the incident and concluded patient information had been stored on the computers, including patient names and medical record numbers. For some patients, the data stored also included social security numbers, dates of birth, hospital admission dates and/or insurer information.
Keeping your company or home computer network safe from day to day threats that could lead to data theft, data loss, identity theft or malware infections has never been easier. My Endpoint Protector, software as a service device control and data security solution developed by CoSoSys, is now offering an app version available for iPads, iPhones and iPod touch devices through the iTunes store.
With a few touches, you can use the app’s centralized console to authorize new devices, monitor file transfers and access to sensitive data and block portable devices, making sure all common threats are kept at bay. In a world where the unsecured use of portable storageand lifestyle devices – smartphones, notebooks, USB sticks, digital cameras or extern HDDs – can lead to tremendous data breaches and severe losses for both companies and individuals, having a smart and effective app at your fingertips preventing it all is extremely important. Read more