Tips to Mitigate Data Breaches and Vulnerabilities With Cloud Computing

One of the biggest trends in business is using cloud computing: Remote servers are used to hold the business’ data. While there are many benefits to using cloud computing, especially hybrid cloud computing, new statistics show an increase in security breaches. According to Forbes, many of these breaches are aimed at cloud containers, which are newer machines replacing overhead virtual machines (VMs). Containers are being chosen over VMs because they are easier and quicker to use.  Breaches of these containers have increased by over 40% since the beginning of 2019, and are expected to continue to rise based on the product’s popularity.  Another concern with cloud computing is proper implementation.…

Seemingly Innocuous Apps May Breach Your Company’s Security

With the rise in popularity of photo and video-sharing apps, data security has been called into question when using them. When these apps are downloaded on your devices (or your company’s devices), the threat of downloading a version with a virus or unknowingly allowing unknown access to your camera roll is feasible.  Take FaceApp — this recently-popular app uses a self-portrait to turn the user either younger or older. While this seems like harmless fun, this shared biometric data (any data that relates to human characteristic metrics, such as photos and fingerprints) may lead to data breaches. According to TechRepublic, FaceApp’s CEO, Yaroslav Goncharov, says that these collected images are…