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How to Keep Terrorists, Hackers and Other Bad Guys From Stealing Your Data

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How to Keep Terrorists, Hackers and Other Bad Guys From Stealing Your Data

Public cloud providers offer inexpensive application hosting and data storage services. However, relying on a service provider to secure your data is risky business, so you need to take your own precautions. Here's what it takes to ensure security without breaking the bank.

The sheer volume of digital information that businesses produce and collect today offers a greater incentive than ever for hackers to break into private online communications and company files. Recent revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) successfully used digital snooping to foil real-world terrorist operations serves as a glowing reminder of life in the digital information age.

The dramatic leak is also a somber reminder of the fragile nature of computer security. Even disregarding concerns over NSA surveillance, small businesses need to ask themselves if their IT infrastructure can withstand potential intrusion attempts from foreign governments or organizations with deep pockets and no qualms about hacking into their networks.

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