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on Thursday, 11 October 2012
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At Berlin Web Studio we take security seriously and for good reason.  As the recent report by IBM and this new one from Hewlett Packard show, attacks on websites and through websites are on the increase.  HP has unveiled new research indicating that the cost and frequency of cybercrime have both continued to rise for the third straight year. According to the third annual study of U.S. companies, the occurrence of cyber attacks has more than doubled over a three-year period, while the financial impact has increased by nearly 40 percent.(1) Conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by HP, the 2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study found that the average annualized cost of cybercrime incurred by a benchmark sample of U.S. organizations was $8.9 million. This represents a 6 percent increase over the average cost reported in 2011, and a 38 percent increase over 2010. The 2012 study also revealed a...
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on Wednesday, 26 September 2012
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According to the latest IBM security report, which we mentioned in our last blog post, longer passwords made up of strings of words are now considered much safer and harder to crack than alpha-numeric and special character passwords.  These passwords, more accurately described as passphrases, can be a combination of words or an entire sentence.    As copywriter, I'm thrilled by this revelation.  It means I can start to create passwords that mean something to me that I can remember more easily and that won't be easily guessable or hackable by others. For example, instead of Write12copyWOW! I can choose a string of words such as BuffyandSpikenotAngel.  (Can you guess what show I loved?) Or something like VampiresareBillandEricnotTwilight. (Are you spotting a theme here?) Or I could take a line from a favourite song (All Along the Watchtower) springs to mind - lots of lines there for me, or you...
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on Friday, 21 September 2012
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At Berlin Web Studio we know that keeping your website secure is one of the major concerns of our clients.  When we maintain sites, we ensure that they are protected, but keeping one step ahead of the hackers means that we have to keep on our toes.  One way we do this is to keep abreast of security warnings and developments made by world leaders in internet security such as IBM.  IBM  today released the results of its X-Force 2012 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report, which shows a sharp increase in browser-related exploits, renewed concerns around social media password security, and continued challenges in mobile devices and corporate "bring your own device" (BYOD) programs. Data for the bi-annual X-Force report comes from IBM's security operations centres which monitor more than 15 billion security events a day on behalf of approximately 4,000 clients in more than 130 countries. "Companies are faced with...
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on Thursday, 20 September 2012
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With 85% of companies now using private and public cloud for storage and applications, cloud security is not something that anyone can afford to ignore.  The problem with cloud computing is that when you go onto the cloud, you lose a lot of control over how your data is kept secure.   If you are not careful about choosing your cloud provider and don't ask the right questions, you can put your company at risk from data loss, malicious attacks, legal risks and compliance issues.  The main dangers of cloud computing can be summed up into four categories: 1.       Data Security 2.       Legal risks 3.       Insider Attacks 4.       Cloud Provider Risks Data Security If the cloud isn't kept secure your data can be leaked, or accessed by unauthorised persons.  This could be accidental, when your data is housed in the same virtual server or by a hacker or by weak security...
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With 85% of companies now using private and public cloud for storage and applications, cloud security is not something that anyone can afford to ignore.  The problem with cloud computing is that when you go onto the cloud, you lose a lot of control over how your data is kept secure.   If you are not careful about choosing your cloud provider and don't ask the right questions, you can put your company at risk from data loss, malicious attacks, legal risks and compliance issues.  The main dangers of cloud computing can be summed up into four categories: 1.       Data Security 2.       Legal risks 3.       Insider Attacks 4.       Cloud Provider Risks Data Security If the cloud isn't kept secure your data can be leaked, or accessed by unauthorised persons.  This could be accidental, when your data is housed in the same virtual server or by a hacker or by weak security...
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