Cloud Computing Options Defined: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS

The cloud seems like a mystical place for those who are not familiar with it. Many business owners are wary of the cloud, picturing their own personal photo storage apps on their phone and worrying about the security of such an application for their business. But cloud computing for business offers a myriad of customizable options that offer unlimited storage potential at an affordable monthly rate with complete security. This starts with the three different kinds of cloud hosting options available – SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. Photo Credit: Pixabay   Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)   Software-as-a-Service, also known as SaaS for short, is a subscription service for cloud computing hosting. A business…

Breaking Down Data Encryption for Data Security

You may hear the word “encryption” and think of spy movies or secret war messages. But data encryption is a modern technology that protects data security for your business. The tech is a little complicated which causes some businesses to avoid it. However, installing data encryption for all business files will greatly improve your data security. MDL Technology is here to break down data encryption. Data encryption involves converting electronic data into another form called ciphertext that cannot be read by anyone while the data is in transit. Once it is verified that a user has authorized access to this data, then the ciphertext is converted back to a readable…

Why Your Business Should Consider Cloud Computing

One of the options that can help your business become more efficient and increase sales potential is cloud computing. Since Kansas City is growing into a renowned tech community, adapting cloud computing into your business structure will get you ahead of competition that is not utilizing tech effectively. First, let us explain exactly what cloud computing does. The cloud is a storage option much like your hard drive, but it is on the Internet. Not only can files be stored on the cloud, but applications and resources can be stored and utilized through the cloud as well. As a business, you choose a cloud provider that supplies a pay-as-you-go service…

Law Firm Tech Survey About Cloud Computing Shows Industry Split

The Big Law Business section of Bloomberg reported on a survey that asked directors of law firms of all sizes how they are currently spending on tech solutions and how they plan to in the future. The survey results were pretty standard, showcasing the growth in more law firms transitioning to technology as a workflow and security solution, except for one topic area. Law firms were split on their views about cloud computing. According to the survey, sixty-three percent of law firms who responded said they wanted to avoid cloud-based technologies due to security concerns. However, twenty-nine percent said that security was the reason they wanted to use the cloud…

Three Techweek KC Events You Should Consider Attending

Techweek, one of the largest technology conferences in the country, is coming this week to Kansas City for the first time. KC was chosen because of the incredible tech growth we have had in the area thanks to Google Fiber. The arrival of Techweek shows the nation that Kansas City is on the cutting edge. Besides the awesome parties and networking events, here are three events we are excited to attend during Techweek KC. Emerging City This is the event that really dives into how Kansas City has grown with Google Fiber and other tech initiatives along with predictions and plans for the future of Kansas City’s tech community. The…

New Malware Called KeyRaider Targets Jailbroken iPhones

The latest malware threat is not targeting computers, but mobile devices. On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, news broke that more than 225,000 Apple accounts were victims of an iPhone data hack. Hackers hacked the account information using a malware program called KeyRaider. KeyRaider is from China and has now made its way to 18 countries, including the United States. Previously, websites and apps in China had KeyRaider hidden in the software and it was used to hack data from jailbroken iPhones. Now it has expanded to the United States. The data received from the hacks is not kept by the hackers, but offered as an app on iTunes that allows…

Four Banking and Financial Data Security Tips

Banks have always been a target for crime. With that much money and personal data financial institutions hold, thieves and other criminals are always searching for ways to break past security. In the digital world where cash is not the currency but numbers on a screen, hackers have become the new bank robbers. Hackers are looking for weak spots in your virtual security and, unfortunately for most institutions, there are a lot of them. Here are some basic data security tips to keep consumers’ data and dollars safeguarded. Prevent Internal Breaches Sadly, internal breaches are a common data security risk. Employees need to undergo thorough background checks and perform regular…

Back to School Safety: The Virus Threats You Need to Be Aware Of

It’s that back to school time of year again where everyone experiences rejuvenation and feeling of starting fresh in the air. With a renewed mindset of starting over, it is time to look at the security of your computer and systems. There are quite a few virus threats going around and your computer could be the next target. Learn what they are and how you can prevent risk to practice back to school safety. Ransomware At the beginning of the year, we talked about Cryptowall Ransomware that was targeting law firms in the US. Now ransomware has spread across the world, targeting everyone from businesses to students. A recent report…

IoT Data Security Tips for HVAC Companies

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an incredible evolution in tech that many HVAC companies are seeing great value in. However, IoT data security is a huge concern in the relatively new technology. For example, the Target data breach was caused due to faulty security with their HVAC vendor. Here are some tips to ensure your IoT data security is ready to handle any threat your HVAC company comes across. Start with Security Often it is too little too late for some HVAC companies once they realize there are security issues with their IoT tech, but if you are just starting out it is good to put security at the forefront…

Celebrate Simplify Your Life Week with Cloud Computing

The first week of August is known nationally as Simplify Your Life Week. One of the best ways to simplify your life, especially on a professional level, is to transition to cloud computing. The cloud offers vast storage, accessibility and security benefits for all of your data.   Better Storage Options Traditionally, data would be stored on a physical hard drive with a certain amount of space available that is prone to corruption, destruction and theft. With the cloud, all data storage is virtual. Instead of having to buy a new hard drive any time you want to upgrade storage, you can complete this action virtually at a much lower…