Day: October 6, 2017

Cybersecurity: Identity Theft

Over the past several years data breaches have become commonplace. It is important to be vigilant and educated on current IT security events. Businesses and individuals must be careful of their online activities. This includes social media. You would be surprised the amount of information criminals can collect freely online via social media.

The terms Identity Theft and Identity Fraud are used frequently, but what do they mean? According to the Department of Justice: “Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.” What can happen if your personal information is stolen?

  • False applications for loans or credit cards
  • Fraudulent withdraws from bank accounts
  • Unauthorized use of online accounts
  • Unauthorized purchases

Recently, Angel Martinez, President/CEO of Zerofail Southeast, a cybersecurity expert was interviewed on CBS46 News in Atlanta for an Identity Theft segment. Contact us at info@zerofailse.com to learn how we can assist with increasing the cybersecurity for your business.

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Tech Terms: Data Center Containers

Also called a modular data center or data center-in-a-box. A data center container is a method of deploying data centers that is designed to add data center capacity and to reduce an organization’s cooling and power consumption costs. The container refers to a modular, portable self-contained environment that can be shipped and deployed. The container is portable, so it can be relocated or deployed in non-traditional data centers, such as urban spaces. A data center container is also faster to deploy than a traditional data center.

Examples of a Data Center Container
An example of a container is HP’s Performance Optimized Datacenters (PODs). It is a 40-foot shipping container with up to 22 racks of servers inside, pre-installed and ready to go. Container data centers have become popularized by vendors like Sun Microsystems and Rackable Systems and are considered to be a part of the modern data center.

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