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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.  

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FireHost Detects Surge in SQL Injection for Q3 2013 and Cross-Site Scripting is Rising

October 22, 2013

Traditionally a technique of the most talented hackers, automated SQL attack tools are putting enterprises at greater risk of data breach Dallas, TX – October 22, 2013 – FireHost, a provider of managed, secure cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) today announced attack trends for its clients’ web applications in Q3 2013.  In releasing its most recent Superfecta […]

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Mike Small | KuppingerCole

October 01, 2013

This report provides an overview and analysis of the market for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). IaaS provides basic computing resources that the customer can use over a network to run software and to store data. This report shows that there is a range of IaaS service providers with strengths in various areas. See Mike […]

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FireHost Announces the Payment Island™; Simplifies PCI Compliance and Boosts Security for Online Payments Processing Businesses

September 25, 2013

New Features Protect Regulated Data, Reduce Scope of Compliance Audits (Dallas – Sept. 25, 2013) – FireHost, the secure cloud hosting company, is further protecting payments processing cloud applications with its Payment Island solution. By decoupling credit card databases and transactional applications from monolithic IT environments, institutions responsible for storing, processing or transmitting credit card […]

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Detecting Breaches Before It’s Too Late

Security Week | September 17, 2013

When it comes to security, we all know that prevention is key. But when you consider that even titans like Apple, Twitter and Facebook have allegedly suffered breaches and attacks, it’s obvious that detection and response plans are critical elements in any organization’s infrastructure. As the saying goes, “hope is not a strategy.”

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Locking down your cloud, part 3: Taking compliance beyond the basics

| September 13, 2013

Most IT decision makers fail to realize that compliance standards don’t reflect the unique circumstances and requirements that vary from company to company and industry to industry. Blindly following the recommended standards often means enacting the bare minimum of security needed to achieve compliance – and that nets out to minimum protection.

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Carl Brooks | 451 Research

September 01, 2013

This report takes an inclusive look at the managed IT infrastructure market, composed of the managed hosting segment but also including IaaS and dedicated hosting services. Moreover, it breaks out revenue estimates and key trends for various segments of infrastructure covered by 451 Research, with special focus on managed hosting as the largest segment of […]

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William Fellows | 451 Research

September 01, 2013

The hosting company, FireHost, has swapped the ‘secure cloud’ brand for a ‘private cloud’ focus. FireHost is making some substantial bets on the future and has other vendors like Amazon and Rackspace in its sights.