Online Security Breach Compromises 77 Million Client Accounts

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The recent Sony Playstation Network online security breach, which resulted in roughly 77 million customer accounts being compromised, has emphasized the growing importance of data security. View this presentation to learn more about online security.

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Online Security Breach Compromises 77 Million Client Accounts

  1. 1. Online Security Breach Compromises 77 Million Client Accounts
  2. 2. The recent Sony Playstation Network online security breach, which resulted in roughly 77 million customer accounts being compromised, has emphasized the growing importance of data security. According to Reuters, “An unauthorized person stole names, addresses and possibly credit card data belonging to 77 million account holders on Sony's PlayStation Network in what could be one of the largest-ever Internet security breaches.”   Online Security Breach
  3. 3. Online security today is a massive challenge. Increasingly sophisticated threats, interactive cloud environments, new regulatory compliance requirements, expensive security personnel and reduced budgets all contribute to the complexity of securing a businesses’ online network. Online security protects your business from cyber-attacks, which can result in the loss of confidential or proprietary information and ultimately direct losses in either revenue or clean-up costs as well as damage your business’ reputation. Online networks are at constant risk of attack and effective security requires continuous monitoring and management.   Online Security
  4. 4. According to Information Week, 73 percent of small- and medium-sized businesses report they have been the victims of cyber-attacks in the past year, and 42 percent have lost confidential or proprietary information. As a result of these cyber-attacks, businesses have suffered direct losses in both revenue and clean-up costs. These attacks also negatively affect a business’ reputation.   Online Security
  5. 5. Outsourcing your online security will protect your business’ online networks from Internet attacks, stop unauthorized access, prevent worms, Trojans and viruses from attacking your network, and provide your business with the round-the-clock expertise needed to protect your online network. If you have tried to secure your online network with in-house staff and tools, you know how complex, resource-intensive and expensive it can be.   Outsource Your Online Security
  6. 6. However, outsourcing your network security can take this burden off your shoulders and provide your business with security solutions and expertise to monitor and effectively respond to these constant threats. Online network security is a specialized discipline that extends well beyond general IT support functions. Outsourcing your network security to a company, which understands the dynamic nature of modern threat environments, will allow your business to protect itself from an expensive online security breach.   Outsource Your Online Security
  7. 7. The average cost of securing your online network is just 4 percent of what it usually costs to respond to and repair the damage of a successful online attack. According to a 2008 study released by the Ponemon Institute, victimized companies spend on average, $6.6 million cleaning up after a security breach.   The Cost of a Security Breach
  8. 8. Online network security protects your business from security breaches and positively affects your bottom line by protecting your revenue and reputation as well as allowing your IT staff to spend more time supporting revenue generating tasks and focusing on core business activities. Effective online security requires continuous monitoring and management as well as security experts who are able to identify and respond to network threats immediately.   Online Network Security
  9. 9. Outsourcing your online security will provide your business with a team of experienced security analysts with the ability to assess the severity of a cyber-attack, formulate the proper response and implement the optimal defense – all in under a minute. These analysts will also assist your business and respond to security incidents with forensic analysis tools and expertise as well as work with your business to formulate and fine-tune updates ensuring your business security needs and legal requirements are met around the clock.   Online Network Security
  10. 10. Michael Duckett is President of CoreLink Data Centers, a leading provider of data center hosting and managed services solutions in Chicago, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Seattle. For more information about online security, visit http://www.corelink.com/data-center-network-security.htm today.   About the Author

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