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Philbert Shih | Structure Research

January 01, 2014

FireHost transitioning further up-market; shares growth metrics  We had a chance to chat with FireHost about its expansion into Singapore and gained more insight into the direction of its still aggressive growth trajectory.

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PCI DSS 3.0 and the impact it has on your security operations

| December 31, 2013

For security professionals, the new PCI DSS 3.0 standard means that PCI compliance will become more of an everyday business practice, rather than an annual checklist obligation.

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Industry predictions for 2014; Part 3: The effect and influence of government

| December 14, 2013

There are two primary aspects: the influence of government (regulations); and the effect of government (which has been shown in the latter half of 2013 to have turned the internet into its own private surveillance machine).

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Locking down your cloud, part 4: Monitoring the cloud

| December 05, 2013

You’ve built and secured your cloud, which is great – but keeping it running at peak efficiency requires its own set of skills. To maintain a cloud environment that stays secure and compliant while adapting to your changing needs, you must stay attentive in four key areas.

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Online retailer beware: What do payment card industry data protection standards really mean for e-Commerce?

| November 14, 2013

There are plenty of pitfalls ecommerce operators need to be aware of, including the protection of credit card data. Steep penalties make handling card data a high stakes proposition , and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Council is due to publish a revision to the standard on November 7th this year, […]

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Disaster Prevention: Keeping healthcare safe in the cloud

| November 14, 2013

Say outage to a retail company’s IT department and they’ll probably talk about lost revenue, salvaging a brand’s reputation and restoring consumer trust. Say breach to an e-Commerce IT department and you might hear talk about avoiding a PCI fine. But if you discuss either of those terms with healthcare IT staff, you’ll probably hear […]

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FireHost Launches its Payment Island™ Service for PCI DSS Compliance in Europe

November 12, 2013

Service prepares eCommerce businesses for new data security standards by enhancing protection for regulated data (London – November 12, 2013) – FireHost, the secure cloud hosting company, has today announced the availability of its ‘Payment Island’ service in Europe. The service helps customers keep sensitive data secure and is specifically designed to enable payment-focused businesses […]

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MongoHQ breach underscores lack of strong password and network security

| October 31, 2013

A common way to prevent outsiders from accessing internal resources is to use network segmentation to add another layer of security, according to Chris Hinkley, a senior security architect with FireHost, a secure hosting provider.  

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The new compliance checklist

| October 30, 2013

Anyone who does business in the cloud knows that compliance standards are a mandatory and often complicated part of the game. Yet getting and staying compliant can be especially tricky for finance and e-commerce organizations, which are bound by soon-to-be updated Payment Card industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) that demand especially tight controls.

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SQL injection and cross-site scripting attacks on the rise

| October 24, 2013

Third quarter cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection activity are up 32% on the second quarter of this year, as hackers specifically target web-facing and cloud applications that carry sensitive data about businesses and their consumers.