Your business name is Bob Knows Best with a domain name of BobKnowsBest.com. Your customers receive an email saying that there is a problem with their account at Bob Knows Best, directing them to visit a website at Bob1KnowsBest.com. When they visit, they are asked a series of questions, including their name, address, phone number, social security number, account number, birthday, etc. Believing they are on your website, a business they know and trust, they comply and enter the information. Continue Reading
2013 has been the year of data controversy. With the furore around PRISM in particular making headlines around the world, data has never been so topical and contentious. Is it really ok for internet firms to hand over consumer data to the US National Security Agency (NSA) and is this just the tip of the iceberg?
This has of course, made many organisations think even harder about where they store data and the location of their data centre. Bigstep discusses the top issues to be mindful of when choosing your next data centre location. Continue Reading
An organisation’s big data is one of the most powerful assets it holds. With the right computing infrastructure to process it all, big data is full of insight that can add value in a variety of ways to a business. But big data comes with additional privacy and security concerns – what are the implications of this and how can businesses keep their big data secure? Continue Reading