|[December 18, 2012]
Is Your Credit Card Safe? Online Tech: 'Fort Knox for Data'
ANN ARBOR, Mich. --(Business Wire)--
It's the biggest shopping time of the year and a record number of
store clerks and customers are using mobile devices to record credit
card data and other personal information. Is your data safe
160 million people had personal information hacked, leaked or deleted
this year - a whopping 40 percent jump. Meanwhile, Christmas shoppers
buying online - a 30 percent gain this year. Mobile sales nearly doubled
as traditional retailers increasingly introduce new mobile devices on
"You can insure against a financial loss; you can't insure against
a data loss," said Online Tech CEO Yan Ness.
Expanding to meet exploding demand for secure data, Online Tech received
a $20 million investment from News-Press & Gazette
Company to build four additional data centers across the Midwest and
continues to add staff to its Ann Arbor headquarters.
Online Tech is increasingly strengthening
its standards for data safety ahead of stricter industry and government
standards on the horizon.
The company is also growing after Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina
showed the potential vulnerability of many data centers. Michigan, in
comparison, is safer
from natural disaster than any other state in the
Continental U.S. Companies in flood-prone areas are looking
more to the nation's "Noth Coast" in the Midwest.
Other parts of the nation suffered some high profile data breaches
South Carolina's Department of Revenue was recently breached,
impacting sensitive data for 3.8 million residents. Investigators
found the breach started with a phishing email in August.
Hackers breached credit card keypads at 63 Barnes & Noble
stores, stealing credit card information for customers across the
Retailer Zappos lost the personal details - including physical
and email addresses - of 24 million customers.
Trustwave's 2012 Global Security Report recently found: customer
records comprised 89 percent of all breached data investigated; more
than a third of all 2011 breaches occurred in the franchise industry;
third-parties were responsible for introducing security deficiencies in
76 percent of all breaches and data in-transit were targeted in 62.5
percent of data breaches.
Disaster Recovery Webinar Series
Online Tech is hosting a three-part series of interactive,
educational disaster recovery webinars spanning several weeks in January
and February 2013. This webinar series is ideal for any
organization interested in IT disaster recovery and business continuity
planning. In the first webinar, Online Tech Systems Support
Manager and CISSP, Steve Aiello will cover an overview of business
continuity and disaster recovery with real company examples as well as
the benefits of developing a business continuity plan. Business
Continuity in Lean Times will be held Tuesday,
January 15 at 2 P.M. ET. Register
for the full series online.
About Online Tech
Michigan's largest managed data center is becoming the largest in the
Midwest, expanding into at least four new markets. The "Fort Knox" for
data is known for complete redundancy - "backups for everything" - from
multiple back-up generators and backup systems to locations straddling
two power grids and even two CEOs.
Online Tech leads in secure, compliant
hosting services including cloud
dedicated servers, Michigan
colocation and disaster
recovery. Online Tech's Midwest data centers assure
mission critical applications are always available, comply with
government & industry regulations, and continue operating after a
disaster. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE
16, and SOC
2, Online Tech delivers the security, privacy, and
availability expected from world class data center operators. For more
information, call (877)740-5028, email email@example.com or
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