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Facebook's Hack Reached 1% of Users. Not Everyone Can Say the Same.

By: Robbie Morris on Oct 23, 2018 6:17:03 AM

Social media giant Facebook recently announced 30 million users' personal information was compromised.

That’s terrible, right? Well, factor this: Facebook has 2.2 billion active user accounts, and the initial reports indicated the hack only impacted 90 million.

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Topics: cybersecurity

Password Cracking – Here’s How the Pros Do It

By: Nick VanGilder on Oct 23, 2018 6:15:00 AM

Most companies freely acknowledge that a data breach event would cause significant impact to their business. If a company processes, stores and accesses sensitive customer information (i.e. medical records, credit cards, social security numbers, etc.), it would also acknowledge that it already knows what types of data the criminals mostly like want to steal … or hold hostage.

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Topics: cybersecurity, passwords

8 Tips to Stop Password Hackers

By: Christina Southern on Oct 23, 2018 4:35:00 AM

Passwords do not receive the respect they deserve as a first line of defense against threats. Roughly 60 percent of confirmed data breaches involve weak, stolen, or default passwords. Most businesses provide little to no training for employees around selecting secure passwords, so it's no surprise that "123456", "password", "qwerty", and "Star Wars" are commonly used.

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Topics: cybersecurity, hacking

Learn How a Potential IT Provider Approaches Security

By: C Spire Staff on Oct 22, 2018 12:23:00 PM

Technology providers for businesses should hold their internal practices to a high standard, especially relating to security and threat management. With that in mind, here are four questions business leaders can ask when evaluating how an IT provider approaches security for their internal organization and customers.

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Topics: Security, Business Tech

6 Reasons to Get Out of the Data Center Business [Infographic]

By: C Spire Staff on Oct 16, 2018 2:23:05 PM

Chances are, you don't want to be in the data center business.

Having all your equipment onsite to manage and maintain sounded good at one time, but you have quickly realized it is not only a pain but a costly investment with no return. 

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Topics: Business Tech, Security

3 Non-Technical Questions to Ask a Potential IT Provider

By: C Spire Staff on Oct 16, 2018 10:02:00 AM

When choosing an IT company, you’re selecting a partner that will be yoked to your business. As such, it is not always the traditional, technology-related questions that reveal the most helpful insight into a potential partner.

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Topics: Business Tech


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