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How you can protect your business from cybercriminals

October 26, 2016   |   Becky Palmer

You hear about security breaches in the news and the financial and reputational damage they can cause—but how do you know if your business is protected?

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Topics: Security

Best Practices in Cloud Security Part 5 of 5: Access Controls

October 19, 2016   |   Jason Conine

Access Controls

At this point in our Cloud Security Series, we have discussed many resources you can use to keep your data secure. Now let’s discuss access controls and authenticating proper access to those new resources including files, folders, databases and web applications.

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Topics: Security

Its 11 p.m. Do you know if your refrigerator is participating in a cyber-attack?

October 19, 2016   |   Christopher Parisi

The above statement may sound like a strange question, but it’s a legitimate one. The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a tremendous opportunity for both commercial and home use. Smart devices including thermostats, microwaves and refrigerators, can now be integrated into your home network through an internet protocol (IP) address, just as if they were a computer, smartphone or tablet. And while this represents a great convenience for consumers, it also represents a great opportunity for hackers.

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Topics: Security, IoT

Three Profitable Microsoft CSP Scenarios [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 13, 2016   |   Laura Vanassche

You’ve probably heard about Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program and how it’s the wave of the future in delivering Microsoft Office 365 to your customers. However, the key to success in delivering productivity solutions via cloud services takes more than just a new program…it requires a deeper commitment to solution selling than ever before. 

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Topics: Cloud

IT Security, Ransomware and Phishing, Oh My!

October 12, 2016   |   Jennifer Hernandez

It’s the month we have all been waiting for… Cybersecurity Awareness Month! There are many exciting trainings and opportunities to learn more about increasing your cybersecurity awareness. On the Tech Data Security and Information Management team Twitter page, @TechDataSecInf, there are promotions under #CyberAware that allow vendors and resellers to become a cyber-aware champion. This hashtag will also lead to tips on how to stay safe from hackers. Vendors such as Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, KnowBe4 and Cisco Security are providing resources to learn more about IT security and ransomware—two key education topics that are top of mind at Tech Data. In the links below, you will find several security resources where you can learn more about the various security protection opportunities that are available.  

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Topics: Security